Kiwi fans devastated after World Cup final
By Bipin Dani
Members of the New Zealand team, which tied the World Cup final but lost the trophy owing to hitting less boundaries than England team are devastated for their fans back home, according to Heath Mills, the Chief Executive Officer of the New Zealand Cricket Players’ Association (NZCPA).
Speaking exclusively over telephone, he said, “we are very proud of our team and how well they played in the final. It was a game for the ages and a shame that one side has to go away without the spoils. But that’s sport and why it’s such great theatre”.
“The England players are good guys and both teams get along very well. So we would never want to take anything away from them”.
“The rules are the rules and they’re the same for everyone, so we can’t complain. Things just didn’t fall our way at the end of the match. The team are devastated for the fans back home but we are still very proud of them and the performance they put in yesterday (Sunday)”, Mills signed off.
In the meantime, the FICA (Federation of International Cricketers” Association) has congratulated the England team.
Following the final of the men’s 50 Over World Cup at Lord’s, FICA’s Executive Chairman, Tony Irish, commented:
“On behalf of cricketers around the world, FICA congratulates the England and New Zealand players on one of the most remarkable games in cricketing and World Cup history.”
“It was a game played in an incredible spirit, at the home of cricket, and both teams should be proud of the way they played and conducted themselves.”