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After watching the 2019 Cricket World Cup Final, we all felt sad for New Zealand. It was a tie between England & the Kiwis, but Super Over Rule changed everything. Perhaps, this is the reason why ICC Changes the Super Over Rule.
As a cricket fan, it was a huge blow when England was given an upper hand over New Zealand. However, the recent rules are enough to give a sigh of relief to the worldwide fans.
ICC Changes the Super Over Rule: What is in the box?
As per the new rules, now the super over will continue until one team doesn’t score more runs than the other team. This rule is applicable to the semi-final and final stage matches of all the major ICC Tournaments. Because here the win or loss plays a key role in the decision.
While, on the other hand, for the group stage matches, it will be considered as a tie only. Because there is net run rate into the picture for deciding the future of a team in the tournament.
In the press release, ICC states,
“Following on from a recommendation from the ICC Cricket Committee, the Chief Executives Committee agreed that 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.”
Cricket Fans are still sad for New Zealand. But Hopefully, such improvements in rules will prevent injustice to other teams in the upcoming future.