ICC Discards Boundary Count

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Ben Stokes Appealed Umpire To Over Turn The Decision - James Anderson
Ben Stokes Appealed Umpire To Over Turn The Decision - James Anderson

On Monday, the ICC stated in a release that it would do away with boundary count for deciding the result of a semi-final or final at an ICC event if the Super Over is tied.

It added, “Instead, the Super Over will be repeated – for as many times as it takes – until one team has scored more runs than the other.”

Following the controversy after the World Cup final on July 14, which saw England defeating New Zealand because the hosts scored more boundaries in their innings, the ICC Cricket Committee has decided to discard it altogether.

Another change introduced was the introduction of Super Over even in the Group Stages of ICC tournaments to decide the winner. But it will not be repeated after a tie, unlike in the knockouts. The points, instead, will be shared between the teams.

The release further went on to say, “Following on from a recommendation from the ICC Cricket Committee, the Chief Executives’ Committee agreed that the use of 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.”

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