Super Over to decide 2015 World Cup winner in case of tie

The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday announced that Super Over will be used in the event of a tie in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 final. During the ICC Board meeting at Dubai, cricket's global governing body also made amendments to the rules regarding the slow-over rate.

Updated: Jan 29, 2015, 14:33 PM IST
Super Over to decide 2015 World Cup winner in case of tie

New Delhi: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday announced that Super Over will be used in the event of a tie in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 final. During the ICC Board meeting at Dubai, cricket's global governing body also made amendments to the rules regarding the slow-over rate.

The ICC through a release said that “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,” the release added.

Regarding the often contentious issue of slow-over rate, the Board continued: “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.”

With agency inputs