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MCC To Review WC Final Overthrow Incident In September

London: The Marylebone Cricket Membership (MCC), the custodian of cricket legal guidelines, has introduced it should evaluate the overthrow incident which occurred within the World Cup 2019 last between England and New Zealand.

“The WCC discussed Law 19.8 in relation to overthrows, in the context of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Final. The WCC felt that the Law was clear but the matter will be reviewed by the Laws sub-committee in September 2019,” stated MCC in an official assertion.

In the course of the last over in England’s chase of 241 on July 14 at Lord’s, all-rounder Ben Stokes by chance knocked the ball coming in from deep midwicket fielder Martin Guptill and deflected it off to the third man boundary, whereas making an attempt to dive for his crease with an outstretched bat in a bid to finish his second run.

After session with Marais Erasmus and the remainder of his umpiring colleagues, Kumar Dharmasena signalled six runs for the incident, that means that England — who by then gave the impression to be drifting out of rivalry needing 9 runs from three balls — have been immediately proper again within the hunt for his or her World Cup glory needing three extra from two.

England have been ultimately adjudged winners of the World Cup on the idea of their superior boundary depend after the the match led to a tie after regulation play and Tremendous Over.

Former worldwide umpire Simon Taufel had stated that the umpires made a mistake whereas awarding six runs to England, as an alternative of 5.

Dharmasena, who was focused for his controversial overthrow name, had accepted his mistake, however stated he didn’t remorse the choice. ICC had additionally backed the Sri Lankan umpire over the problem.

The MCC World Cricket Committee, chaired by former England batsman Mike Gatting, met at Lord’s on August 11 and 12.

The MCC legislation 19.eight pertaining to overthrows states: “If the boundary results from an overthrow or from the wilful act of a fielder, the runs scored shall be any runs for penalties awarded to either side, and the allowance for the boundary, and the runs completed by the batsmen, together with the run in progress if they had already crossed at the instant of the throw or act.”

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