World Cricket Committee Will Review World Cup Final Overthrow Involving Ben Stokes And Martin Guptill

The World Cup overthrow incident involving England’s Ben Stokes and New Zealand’s Martin Guptill, which took the match to a Super Over, will be reviewed in September 2019.

The MCC World Cricket committee (WCC) decided during a meeting on Monday.

The decision was taken by the WCC panel including the likes of former cricketers Shane Warne and Kumar Sangakkara after the overthrow call caused a massive uproar in the world media and cricket fraternity. On-field umpire Kumar Dharmasena had also admitted to the error in judgement, days after the controversy broke out.

Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) in a statement said: “The WCC discussed Law 19.8 in relation to overthrows, in the context of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Final. WCC felt that the Law was clear but the matter will be reviewed by the Laws sub-committee in September 2019.”

The WCC also suggested that an on-field umpires should be empowered with software to track no balls over the waist and wides over the batsman’s head.

Apart from this the WCC also hopes to see touring sides to Pakistan.

The meet also welcomed ICC’s announcement for introduction of replacements for players suffering from concussions.

Source : Various