Cricket World Cup 2019 closing: Former gamers slam ICC’s boundary-count rule that determined winner


Former and present cricketers, together with India’s Rohit Sharma and Gautam Gambhir, criticised the Worldwide Cricket Council’s boundary rely rule that determined the World Cup title in England’s favour and denied New Zealand after a pulsating closing in London.

In an exciting encounter on Sunday night time on the Lord’s, England had been adjudged the winners of the world Cup on the idea of their superior boundary rely — 22 fours and two sixes — to New Zealand’s 16 after the epic closing, and in addition the following Tremendous Over, led to a tie.

“Some guidelines in cricket undoubtedly wants a severe look in,” tweeted Indian opener Rohit Sharma on Monday.

The sentiment was shared by former opener Gambhir, who’s now a parliamentarian.

“Don’t perceive how the sport of such proportions, the #CWC19Ultimate, is lastly selected who scored essentially the most boundaries. A ridiculous rule @ICC. Ought to have been a tie. I need to congratulate each @BLACKCAPS & @englandcricket on enjoying out a nail biting Ultimate,” Gambhir wrote on his twitter deal with.

Gambhir’s former teammate Yuvraj Singh additionally disagreed with the ICC rule of deciding the World Cup winner on boundary rely.

“I don’t agree with that rule ! However guidelines are guidelines congratulations to England on lastly profitable the World Cup, my coronary heart goes out for the kiwis they fought until the tip. Nice recreation an epic closing !!!! #CWC19Ultimate,” he wrote.

Former New Zealand all-rounder Scott Styris referred to as ICC a joke. “Good work @ICC … you’re a joke!!!,” he wrote.

Indian spin legend Bishan Singh Bedi was additionally scathing in his criticism of the ICC guidelines.

“Grossly unimaginative ICC guidelines assist #England win World Cup..Ideally it might have been higher if each Eng & NZ had been declared joint winners..& shared the underdogs #NZ did extra to create such a tremendous consequence..whereas #Eng had been anticipated to win fingers down..Suppose ICC suppose!,” he tweeted.

“The DL system is definitely based mostly on runs and wickets misplaced… but the Ultimate result’s solely based mostly on Boundaries hit? Not truthful for my part. Will need to have been nice to observe!,” wrote former Australian batsman Dean Jones.

Opting to bat, New Zealand had put up a modest 241 for eight. In reply, England ended on the similar rating resulting in the one-over eliminator.

Within the Tremendous Over, England batted first and the duo of Ben Stokes, who saved the hosts within the recreation with a superb 84 off 98 balls, and Jos Buttler made 15, and New Zealand additionally ended on the similar rating however for the lack of one wicket, paving the best way for an English victory on boundary rely.

Former New Zealand cricketers had been additionally left vastly upset by the ICC’s rule, describing it as “absurd” and “unlucky”.

Former Black Caps all-rounder Dion Nash mentioned he felt cheated after the finals.

“I really feel actually empty, and a bit cheated,” he was quoted as saying in

“Clearly, it’s ridiculous… actually absurd. It’s about as random as tossing a coin.”

Nash, nevertheless, mentioned there was no level complaining as the foundations had been laid down a lot earlier than the match.

“However you even have to take a look at it from the (view of the) individuals setting the foundations. I imply who thinks it’s going to be a draw, and you then draw within the Tremendous Over? What are the possibilities?

“You may’t complain, it was finished initially of the match. However I feel that’s in all probability indicative of the place the sport’s mindset’s at. Why not credit score the fellows who took essentially the most wickets?

“The true measure that was used for generations was least quantity of wickets misplaced. So why have we modified that?”

Kyle Mills, who was a part of the 2015 workforce which misplaced its first-ever World Cup closing to Australia, felt that the choice may have been on the idea of wickets misplaced.

“I assume the sport of cricket is about runs and wickets and when the runs are tied, it’d be excellent then to take it again to what number of wickets had been misplaced,” he mentioned.

“It’s simply unlucky. These are the foundations, we are able to’t complain.”