ICC Responds To World Cup Final Controversy
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has finally responded to the world cup final controversy. A nail-biting finale ended with a draw when England was awarded six runs by the on-field umpires.
It is pertained to mention here during the final overs of the match between England and Newzeland and overthrow resulted in the ball deflecting from the batsman to the boundary. The on-field umpires awarded England six runs off that delivery — two runs that the batsmen ran between the wickets, and four overthrows.
While the decision was not further debated after the on-field umpires call, it led various cricketing experts calling out the ICC for an unfair decision.
Fox Sports quoted ICC spokesperson who said, “The umpires take decisions on the field with their interpretation of the rules and we don’t comment on any decisions as a matter of policy.”
In the post-finale debate, several experts including former cricketers, commentators, umpires, etc appeared on media to critique the said decision. One such person was five-time former ICC umpire of the year who admitted that the said decision to award six runs was wrong.