MCC to review controversial overthrow of the World Cup 2019 final in September

The umpiring error had cost New Zealand one extra run in the World Cup 2019 final which turned out to be a nail-biter.

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Marylebone Cricket Club announced they would review the controversial overthrow in the ICC World Cup 2019 final between England and New Zealand later this year in September. 

The World Cup 2019 final was a nail-biter which wouldn't be forgotten ever. Apart from the thrilling finish, the umpiring error is something which will never fade away from the memory of cricket fans. 

During the last over of England's chase against New Zealand, Ben Stokes, the only recognized batsman in the middle for them had put on a dive to save his wicket while trying to attempt a quick double. While Stokes was trying to make his crease, Martin Guptill threw the ball from deep and it hit his bat and went past the boundary rope. Umpire signaled six runs for the batting side. 

But later it turned out that, as per the rule, only five runs was valid because the batters hadn't crossed each other during the second run when the ball was thrown.

"The WCC (World Cricket Committee) 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 MCC said in a statement.

(With PTI Inputs)


By Sihyeu Singh - 13 Aug, 2019

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