the International Cricket Council on Monday change to Super Overrule for all its important events. It has come three months after boundary count selected a major tournament final, England beat New Zealand based on scoring more boundaries (fours and sixes) in its allotted 50 overs and the Super Over combined.
Following that nerve-wracking final, the ICC met the wrath of fans and past players over the contentious rule.
Now it finally got changes to rule, in case of situation occurs where both teams are tied even after the Super Over final semifinal,
the Super Over will repeat until there is a clear winner.
“Watching on from a recommendation from the ICC Cricket Committee, the Chief Executives’ Committee acknowledged that use of the Super Over as a process to determine results at ICC events would be held. Both the Cricket Committee, CEC agreed it was an interesting and engaging conclusion
change to Super Overrule to the game and will continue in place covering all games at both ODI and T20I World Cups,” the ICC said after its board meeting here.
“In organisation stages, if the Super Over is tied, the match will be drawn. In semifinals & finals, there is one change to the Super Over-regulation in balance with the basic principle of getting more runs than the opponent to win. The Super Over will repeat until one team has more runs than the other.”
The Board also decided that the eight-year cycle commencing in 2023 will comprise eight men’s events,
eight women’s events, four men’s U19 events and four women’s U19 events.
“In examining a whole range of options, the Board felt a major men’s and women’s event each year would bring consistency to our calendar
while complementing bilateral cricket, giving our sport a strong future foundation,” said ICC chairman Shashank Manohar.
“It will provide a clear structure and context to enable the growth of the sport and greater engagement opportunities for all of our stakeholders. The move towards a bidding model will give equal opportunities to all members to host ICC events post 2023.”