ICC takes action in fresh fallout to World Cup final 'disgrace'

Tanya Simon
October 15, 2019

In other development, the ICC's Cricket Executive Committee has agreed to use the Super Over as a way to decide results at ICC events will be retained.

However, New Zealand could only score one of the two runs needed from the final ball and lost the World Cup due to boundary-count rule. "Bit late ICC", McMillan tweeted, before drawing attention to another controversial moment when England scored bonus four runs via the bat of Ben Stokes as he dived to beat a Martin Guptill throw at the stumps.

"It's good that future World Cup tie-breakers will be decided on the field". The final will be remembered for ages as it did not have a victor after the 50-over and super over action, both of which were tied.

The ICC on Monday tweaked the super over rule for all its major events following the uproar over the outcome of the men's World Cup final in July when England were declared winners against New Zealand on boundary count.

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Like Neesham, former New Zealand batting coach Craig McMillan was also irked with ICC's decision. In the end, England was announced as the victor as they had hit more boundaries, 26, as compared to New Zealand's 17 boundaries in the match.

Cricket's world governing body have announced it will come into effect in the semi-finals and finals of all ICC events. Former worldwide umpire Simon Taufel had said that the umpires made a mistake while awarding six runs to England, instead of five. "That's the act. It becomes an overthrow from the instant of the throw", the Sydney Morning Herald quoted Taufel, as saying.

From now on, if a knockout match of either of the 50-over World Cup or the T20I World Cup witnesses a tied super over, teams will play another super over.

The ICC board also confirmed a $30.5 million funding to be allocated for Associate Members for 2020, a 12 percent increase from 2019.

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