In the World Cup, 2019 Finals where Ben Stokes batted to a boundary with Martin Guptill throw, which took the match to a Super Over will be reviewed in September. The MCC and World Cricket Committee (WCC) decided during a meeting on Monday.
The overthrow rule drew MCC attention after New Zealand left defeated with the Martin Guptill throw that went for four after getting a deflection of stokes bat, leading England to take a Super Over and eventually left the trophy with the boundary count.
The decision has been taken by the members of WCC former cricketers Shane Warne and Kumar Sangakkara after the overthrow became a mess in the media and cricketing fields. On-field umpire Kumar Dharmasena was also found to be made an error in his judgment, days after the controversy broke out.
“The WCC discussed Law 19.8 in relation to overthrows, in the context of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Final. WCC felt that the Law was clear but the matter will be reviewed by the Laws sub-committee in September 2019,” – MCC stated.
The WCC also made a decision of introducing the replacement for the players suffering from concussion and further they also went on with automated calling of No balls in the meet.
“The committee also suggested that ball-tracking software should be used to help on-field umpires judge No balls over waist height and wides over the batsman’s head. Such calls often prove to be difficult for umpires but would be relatively straightforward for technology to assist with.” – MCC released.
Among the major parts of discussions, which took place during the meet, the WCC expressed its support in seeing the return of touring sides to Pakistan.