When it comes to innovation in cricket, Cricket Australia is unprecedented. The management brings yet another change to the rules of the game as they have eliminated the boundary rule from the Super Overs for the upcoming Big Bash League. Now for the first time, the cricket world might get to see multiple Super Overs in a single match.
In case of a draw in the super over, the boundary countback rule won’t come into play, instead, another Super Over will be conducted until the winner is decided.
The little-known regulation came to prominence at the culmination of the World Cup, with England beating New Zealand by virtue of hitting more boundaries after both the initial game and its subsequent Super Over had ended in a tie which became a burning topic in the cricket world later on.
In order to avoid the controversy, Cricket Australia has taken this step. The new rule will only be eligible after the regular season, with the Super Over tied in the regular matches, the points will be shared between the teams.