The controversial boundary count rule that allowed England to win over New Zealand in the 2019 World Cup final will no longer be used in the Big Bash League in Australia this season.
On Tuesday, Cricket Australia said – “According to the new rules, if both teams are tied after the final and Super Over, Super Overs will be played subsequently until a clear winner emerges in the T20 leagues of both the men’s and women’s versions”.
The new rule will apply to all the matches in the finals’ series. But in a regular-season game, the points will be divided in a tied Super Over.
In early 2019, International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive Geoff Allardice said its Cricket Committee will consider issues that arose from the World Cup final at their next meeting in early 2020.
Chairing that meet will be former India captain Anil Kumble which will see other former players such as Andrew Strauss, Rahul Dravid, Shaun Pollock, and Mahela Jayawardene participating.
So, there is a likelihood of the boundary count rule being changed before the men’s T20 World Cup, which is scheduled to be played in Australia in October-November 2020.