ICC took this decision after the Superover controversy in the World Cup final
News Track 17 October 2019 08:26
Dubai: This year the final match of the World Cup 2019 was played between hosts England and New Zealand. It was a tie for the final. The subsequent super over was also tied, but England was declared winners against New Zealand on the basis of boundary count. There was a lot of controversies after England was declared the winner. It is not that the England and New Zealand team did not know these rules. So the verdict was not questioned, but the rule was questioned. In such a situation, now the International Cricket Council (ICC) has decided to change the rules of Super Over on Monday.
The ICC has changed the rules of Super Over for all major tournaments. In the final played between New Zealand and England, both teams scored an 241 runs followed by a super over. In the Super Over too, both teams scored 15–15 and the match was tied. After this, England was declared the winner due to more boundaries. The ICC faced a lot of criticism due to this disputed rule.
After changing the rules, the ICC said, "After the recommendation of the ICC Cricket Committee, the Committee of Chief Executives (CEC), it was agreed that the Super Over will continue to be used in ICC matches. It will be used as long as the tournament results Do not come out clearly. If both the teams score equal runs in the semi-finals and the final matches, even in the super over, then the super over will happen again. Received unless there is not a winner. Group level that remains a tie after Super Over will be considered a tie.