ICC World Cup – ICC Appoints New Committee To Review Boundary Rule

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The International Council Cricket (ICC,) on the 28th of July, set up a committee under the leadership of Anil Kumble, a former Indian Cricket player, to review the boundary count rule.

Recently, on the 14th of July, in the finals of the ICC World Cup, England was declared the winner based on the boundary count rule.

In the One Day International (ODI) match against New Zealand, the ICC declared England as the winner after both teams ended the overs with a tie.

After the ICC’s announcement, many fans and cricket player took to Twitter and criticised the ICC committee for selecting England over New Zealand.

The ICC finally responded to the criticism and decided to reconsider the ODI match between England and New Zealand.

The key decision regarding the provision will be taken in the next meeting of the ICC.

Geoff Allardice, the ICC General Manager, said since 2009, the boundary method has been practised to determine the winner with Super Over, if the match ends in a tie. He further said, if the Super Over also ends in a tie, then the ICC decides the winner by considering the boundaries scored by each team.

Allardice said, “The cricket committee will consider any issues arising from the World Cup final when it next meets (in the first quarter of 2020.)”

The committee led by Anil Kumble will consider all the aspects and come up with a conclusion in their next meeting.

Stay tuned for further updates.


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