International Cricket Council (ICC) has finally decided to overcome the inertia and has amended the Super Over rule. If a match goes in a deadlock then it will be decided on multiple super overs until a clear winner emerges in the semifinal and finals.
However, in the group stages, there will only be one Super Over and if it turns out to be a tie then it will remain that way.
England won their maiden World Cup title on the basis of boundary count in the nerve-jangling contest at Lords in July amidst controversial circumstances.
The New Zealand team was totally devastated after what transpired in that unforgettable World Cup final. An intense debate ensued in cricket circles who expressed their dissatisfaction with the boundary count rule that is applicable in case of a tie.
ICC might have been encouraged by Big Bash League (BBL), who last month was the first cricket body to take the much-awaited initiative by omitting the objectionable rule as they put in place 'multiple Super Overs' criterion in case of a tie in BBL knockout games.
ICC claimed the change was "in keeping with the basic principle of scoring more runs than the opponent to win."
ICC has now made amends - as the cricket world would perhaps not like another disputed high-profile affair. The new rule will give the teams a fair chance to edge out one another in the event of a tie.