International Cricket Council (ICC)’s rain rules have again come under scrutiny following the semi-final dilemma during the ICC T20 Women World Cup. The semi-final game between India and England in Sydney was called-off due to rain, and with no reserve day India qualified to the finals courtesy better position in the points table.
Since then, ICC has been under criticism for not keeping a reserve day for the all-important game. Before the ICC 2019 Cricket World Cup, ICC announced reserve days for the knock-out games- which was useful during the semi-final between India and New Zealand.
Former cricketers have taken a jibe at the rain rules of the International cricketing body. England’s fast bowler Stuart Broad was also unhappy with the outcome of the rain-affected match. The right-arm fast bowler questioned that why there are no reserve days for the knock-out games.
This is not the first time that ICC has been attacked by the critics in the mega-tournament. Throwback to the final of the Cricket World Cup 2019, ICC faced immense criticism on the “boundary count rule” which declared England as the World Champions despite New Zealand managed to draw the match and super over both.