ICC scraps controversial rule

ICC scraps controversial rule

The International Cricket Council has decided to do away with the boundary count rule that has been used to decide the result of semi-finals and finals in the ICC events.  This comes months after the controversial decision to give the World Cup to England in the July finals.  

"Henceforth, if a Super Over is tied, it will be repeated until one team has more runs than the other," the ICC has said.  

After the England Vs New Zealand match, there were several complaints regarding the arbitrary rule of counting boundaries.  Former cricketer Mohammad Kaif said, "Determining the winner on boundaries was baffling enough."  Several other cricketing observers pooh-poohed the rule.