ICC Scraps Boundary Count Rule, That decided 2019 World Cup :- On Monday, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has finally scrapped the controversial boundary count rule which was used in the match in case of a tie in a Super Over – an incident that was brought to life in the year 2019 for making the World Cup final decision.
ICC Scraps Boundary Count Rule
Now, in case of a super over tie there is going to be another super over until one team has more runs than the other.
Well, we all know the result of 2019 World Cup, in case if you don’t know, England and New Zealand ended up having tie scores in the finale of 2019 World Cup. After which they played the super over which also ended up as a tie but due to hitting more boundaries than New Zealand, England won the match on the basis of boundary count rule. England hit 24 boundaries, compared to the Black Caps’ 17, proved to be the deciding factor in the final.
Many people along with many cricketers also found this rule unacceptable and unfair, also most of them were not happy regarding the decision made by ICC to select the winner of 2019 World Cup.
The boundary count rule had drawn mockery after the World Cup final was decided on its basis. “A horrible way to decide the winner. This rule has to change,” said Brett Lee. Rohit Sharma had also stated at that time, “Some rules in cricket definitely need a serious look in.”
Super Over to be repeated in case of tie
After the recommendation from the ICC Cricket Committee, the Chief Executives’ Committee agreed that the use of the super over to decide results at ICC events is going to be retained. Both the Cricket Committee as well as CEC agreed it was an exciting and appealing end to the game and is going to remain in place covering all games at both ODI along with T20I World Cups.
The ICC, in a press release on Monday, declared that the Super Over was to be retained as a way of deciding tied matches but that a major change would be presented in order to deal with the possibility of the Super Over being tied as well.
The release by the ICC on Monday stated, “The Super Over as a way to decide results at ICC events will be retained. Both the Cricket Committee and CEC agreed it was an exciting and engaging conclusion to the game and will remain in place covering all games at both ODI and T20I World Cups.”
The statement further added, “In group stages, if the Super Over is tied the match will be tied. In Semi Finals and Finals, there is one change to the Super Over regulation in keeping with the basic principle of scoring more runs than the opponent to win, the Super Over will be repeated until one team has more runs than the other.”