BCCI used the VJD method, but has not paid me: Jayadevan

BENGALURU: V Jayadevan, who devised the VJD method, has said he has not received any financial compensation from the Indian cricket board ( BCCI ) during the last 10 years, although its method has been used to calculate the target scores in hundreds of matches of List A and T20 affected by the rain in the national circuit since 2007.

The civil engineer, based in Thrissur in Kerala, said the only help he received from the Board was in 2009 to further develop the method. The Jayadevan method was officially adopted 12 years ago based on a recommendation made by the technical committee headed by Sunil Gavaskar .

With Sourav Ganguly - who was part of the Gavaskar-led technical committee which proposed the use of VJD method in IPL in 2010 - being the BCCI president now, Jayadevan is hopeful of a favorable decision.

In the last 12 years, the results of more than 500 national parties have been satisfactorily decided using the VJD method. T20 state leagues like KPL, TNPL are also using the system. However, in regards to my efforts over the past two decades, I have not received any monetary recognition or benefit, said Jayadevan.

Jayadevan also plans to change the VJD method from the DOS version to Windows to make it more attractive and manage it easily.

Initially, when I sought financial aid for further development of the system, the then Kerala Cricket Association secretary TC Mathew took me to (the then BCCI secretary) N Srinivasan's office and he sanctioned Rs 5 lakh in 2009. After that, I haven ' t received anything from the Board. I wanted to convert the method from the present format to a better one so that it would be easy for stakeholders to use it, Jayadevan said.

New version

Jayadevan has developed a new version of the method in which he has introduced the concept of 'Makeup Factor' that aims to reduce the advantage or disadvantage for a team while reviewing the objective score in an interrupted match.

Jayadevan feels the new update will suit T20 matches more. If this has to materialize, I need more funds. I hope BCCI sanctions financial aid, he said.

Jayadevan has received a favorable reply from BCCI general manager (cricket operations) Saba Karim who assured him that he would address the problem with senior officials.