London: Cricket may soon say good bye to the harsh Duckworth and Lewis system. It will be possible iff Yorkshire’s plans to build a retractable roof over Headingly cricket ground.
According to a report, Yorkshire has planned to install the world’s first retractable roof over a cricket stadium at Headingly. As a result of which, the need will not arise to halt he play at the time of rain. However,the cost which it will be laid has not yet been revealed. The roof is said to cover the entire playing field and will prevent wet conditions from hampering the passage of play. As per reports, the cover is expected to be put into place by the 2019 World Cup and the Ashes Test against Australia.
Headingly will become the first cricket venue with such a system but it will not be the first ground of the world to get such an advancement.. The center court at Wimbledon and the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne have retractable roofs in place. Several larger venues – particularly for field sports – also feature a cover. The list includes AT&T stadium in Texas which boasts of a capacity of 105,000.