ICC condemns death of DLS co-founder Tony Lewis

DUBAI: The International Cricket Council ( ICC ) on Thursday condemned the death of the mathematician Tony Lewis , who jointly developed the Duckworth-Lewis system of calculating goal scores in weather-limited games.

Lewis died Wednesday. He was 78 years old.

Tony's contribution to cricket is enormous. The current goal reset system in international cricket builds on that developed by him and Frank (Duckworth) over two decades ago, he said. Geoff Allardice , ICC General Manager - Cricket.

His contribution to the game of cricket will be remembered for years to come and we send our condolences to his family and friends.

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Lewis had developed the original Duckworth-Lewis method jointly with Frank Duckworth, which was adopted by the ICC in 1999. After the retirements of Duckworth and Lewis, Steven Stern became the custodian of the method and his name was added to the system in 2014.

Lewis, a graduate in mathematics and statistics from the University of Sheffield, retired as professor of Quantitative Research Methods at Oxford Brookes University.

He was named a member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 2010.