ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 final to be decided in Super Over

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 final to be decided in Super Over

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.