ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 final to be decided in Super Over
Updated - Jan 29, 2015 10:32 am
ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 final to be decided in Super Over: The International Cricket Council after a meeting of the ICC has decided to continue using the provision of a super over to decide the fate of the final match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 if the decisive match after the end of 100 over’s it at level. A tie which is a possibility in ODI cricket as well, left both the teams as joint winner in times when there was no clause for such a case.
The ICC also made changes to its slow over rate policy which has been stringent on captain’s and to avoid any backlogged charge a skipper might be carrying leading into the ICC world cup 2015.
The ICC Press Release:
The ICC Board reinstated the use of a Super Over in the event of a tie in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 final. This now replicates the arrangements for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 final and other recent ICC events where a winner will be determined on the day of the final (weather permitting), and a Super Over was the most credible way to separate the two sides.
The ICC Board also approved a change to the application of ICC Code of Conduct offences relating to slow over-rates in ICC events so that captains do not carry any prior minor over-rate offence ‘strikes’ or over-rate suspensions from other series into an ICC event.
This approval means all captains will enter the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 with no over-rate ‘strikes’ against their names, and they will only be suspended from playing in an ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 match if over-rate offences are committed during the event.
Any over-rate ‘strikes’ incurred prior to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 will be carried forward to the first bilateral series after the event.