International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday, in a board meeting held in Dubai, scrapped the boundary count rule that was opted by ICC to decide the winner of the World Cup 2019 after the super over ended in a tie.
Thereafter, the decision invited the wrath of sports lovers and critics from across the world, who asked ICC to scrap the rule. And thankfully, they heard us.
According to a media release from ICC, “the Chief Executives’ Committee agreed that use of the Super Over as a way to decide results at ICC events will be retained”.
The ICC also highlighted that in case the group stages end up in a tie, the match will be tied and points will be shared equally.
“In group stages, if the Super Over is tied the match will be tied. In Semi-Finals and Finals, there is one change to the Super Over regulation in keeping with the basic principle of scoring more runs than the opponent to win, the Super Over will be repeated until one team has more runs than the other,” the release said.
Moreover, ICC has also approved a $30.5 million funding allocation for Associate Members for 2020.