Overthrow guidelines could also be reviewed, says report


The custodians of cricket legal guidelines, Marylebone Cricket Membership (MCC) is prone to evaluate the overthrow guidelines within the aftermath of the controversy that rocked the just-concluded World Cup remaining between New Zealand and England, a newspaper report mentioned.

In response to a report in ‘The Sunday Occasions’, “There’s a feeling at MCC that overthrows are value taking a look at when it subsequent critiques the legal guidelines of the sport, which is the duty of the MCC Legal guidelines sub-committee.”

The overthrow guidelines drew MCC’s consideration after New Zealand have been left to rue a fortuitous, last-over overthrow that went for 4 after getting a deflection of Ben Stokes’ bat to assist England take the match into Tremendous Over and finally raise the trophy through boundary depend.

Chasing New Zealand’s 241 for eight, England wanted 9 runs from the ultimate three balls when a throw by Martin Guptill deflected off diving Stokes’ bat for a boundary.

On-field umpires Kumar Dharmasena and Marias Erasmus awarded England awarded six runs in whole.

However former ICC Elite Panel umpire Simon Taufel mentioned as per the principles, the umpires ought to have awarded England 5 runs as an alternative of six.