In an open letter to the International Cricket Council, former New Zealand fast bowler Danny Morrison has asked the governing body to enforce the “law of averages”.
Described by Morrison as a “scientific and cricketing law that governs the performance of players and teams”, he said that the law of averages was not being enforced uniformly in recent times.
Morrison, an Indian Premier League entertainer, cited the continuing failure of Ian Bell in Asia and the unmitigated success of Pakistan in 2011 as examples of the law of averages breaking down.
“People have recently said that the IPL or the rise of pirated internet cricket streams are the biggest threats to cricket. Bunkum. The lack of enforcement of the law of averages is by far the biggest threat to the game,” Morrison said.
Critics have argued that the unprecedented success of the Chennai Super Kings’ went unmentioned by Morrison due to his role in the IPL.
Other critics have argued that the law of averages is not a law.