ICC decides to do away with boundary count rule for super over

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ICC on Monday brought an end to the rule that saw a team with more boundaries being awarded the match in case of a tie in a Super Over.

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This rule happened to be the talking point in this year’s Cricket World Cup after the trophy was awarded to England following the super over based on this. England’s 24 boundaries saw them beat New Zealand’s 17 to the title

Now Instead of this rule, the ICC, has announced that the Super Over will be repeated till a clear winner has been decided, in case of a tie even in the Super Over.

“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.

“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,” read ICC’s press release.