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ICC scrapped the boundary rule in the Super Over

ICC scrapped the boundary rule in the Super Over

International Cricket Council (ICC) scrapped the boundary rule in the Super Over. This decision has been taken, keeping in mind the controversial ending to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 final between England and New Zealand. The home team was declared the winner of the World Cup as their boundary count was more than the Kiwis.

ICC faced severe criticism after the mega-event and they were forced to think about the change. The cricketing body has finally responded by scrapping the boundary rule and replacing it with “subsequent super-over rule”.

According to this rule, "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."

Earlier this month, Cricket Australia made a similar change in the Big Bash League. BBL will feature the subsequent super-over rule from the next season, however; the first ICC event to include this rule will be the T20I World Cup next year.