Sachin appreciates ICC’s boundary count rule change
International Cricket Council (ICC) had recently implemented a new change in boundary count role, meaning that World Cup semis and finals will not be decided by boundary count role. However, New Zealand cricketers are not pleased with the update as they mocked ICC’s belated rule change, calling it ‘a bit too late’.
Meanwhile, legendary Sachin Tendulkar who was the first person to recommend this rule has welcomed the International Cricket Council (ICC)’s decision to stop boundary count as a way of deciding the knockout games in its elite tournaments like the World Cup.
The international cricket body on Monday changed the Super Over rule for all its big tournaments in the wake of the men’s World Cup final in July when England was declared winner against New Zealand based on boundary count.
After the board meetings held in Dubai, the ICC came to a firm decision that in semifinals and finals of future world tournaments, if the teams score the same runs in their Super Overs, then the process will be repeated until either side wins.
“I felt this was important as it is a fair way to obtain a result when nothing else separates the 2 teams,” Sachin Tendulkar tweeted in favour of the decision.
Tendulkar also congratulated his friend Sourav Ganguly, who is set to be appointed as next BCCI president.
“Congrats on being elected the @BCCI President, Dadi. I am sure you will continue to serve Indian Cricket like you always have! Best wishes to the new team that will take charge,” Sachin wrote on the microblogging site.