Tony Lewis, the founder of the Duckworth Lewis-stern system (DLS) in cricket has passed away at the age of 78.
The method was co-founded by Frank Duckworth and Tony Lewis. DLS from the past many years is used to calculate the score of rain-affected matches.
However, the method was previously known as the Duckworth Lewis system and adopted by ICC in 1999. After Lewis and Duckworth retire, the system was handed over to Steven Stern and the system became known as the Duckworth Lewis-stern system.
Tony Lewis was a multi-talented man who was a former Welsh cricketer and also captained England and went ahead to become the face of BBC Television coverage in the 1990s. He also retired as a lecturer of Quantitative Research Methods from Oxford Brookes University.
ICC has memorized and mourn over the passage of the legend at the age of 78.
Geoff Allardice, ICC General Manager – Cricket: “Tony’s contribution to cricket is huge. The present-day system of resetting targets in international cricket is based on the one developed by him and Frank more than two decades ago.
“His contribution to the game of cricket will be remembered for years to come and we send our condolences to his family and friends.”