The controversial final over of the World Cup to be reviewed in September
The World Cup final overthrow that involved Ben Stokes and Martin Guptill will be reviewed in September. Guptill’s throw crossed the boundary after bouncing off Stokes’ bat, taking the match to a Super Over. The decision was taken by the MCC World Cricket Commitee on Monday.
In the final over of the World Cup, New Zealand’s close victory took a devastating turn when Guptill threw the ball over to the wicketkeeper but it bounced off Stokes’ bat and reached the boundary which earned England 6 runs, turning he game into a tie.
The on-field umpires Kumar Dharmasena and Marais Erasmus awarded six runs to England to which later Simon Toffel argued and called the umpire’s decision to be wrong.
The final over attracted alot of discussion and inputs from across the world where many criticized the ICC for their rules. The committee will be discussing Rule 19.8 for over throw in September meet.
“The WCC discussed Law 19.8 in relation to overthrows, in the context of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup final. WCC felt that the Law was clear but the matter will be reviewed by the Laws sub-committee in September 2019.” The Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) stated.