ICC changes Super Over rules
Published : Friday, 18 October, 2019 at 3:07 PM Count : 183
The International Cricket Council has announced the rules of the Super Over, which saw England win the World Cup on boundary count, are being changed.
Eoin Morgan’s side secured a historic World Cup triumph last summer after beating New Zealand in a Super Over.
The final at Lord’s ended in a tie and the Super Over also finished all square but England were crowned champions having hit more boundaries throughout the game than New Zealand.
On Monday, the ICC confirmed that in future any Super Over in a final will be repeated until any one side has scored more runs, reports Metro.co.uk.
‘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,’ an ICC statement read.
‘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.
‘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 ICC also confirmed prize money for ICC women’s events will be increased by £2.11million. The international ban of Zimbabwe, meanwhile, has been lifted, with Nepal also reinstated.