Ramiz Raja joins Scott Styris, Gautam Gambhir, Yuvraj Singh to oppose ICC’s boundary-count rule, calls it vague: Former Pakistan captain Ramiz Raja has joined other cricketers in criticizing ICC’s boundary-count rule that was witnessed in the World Cup 2019 final at Lord’s on last Sunday. He said that the rule to decide the winner on the basis of scoring more boundaries is a vague one. The commentator asserted that the ICC should review the rule. Ramiz made these remarks in a video published on his YouTube channel.
In the final of the ICC’s showpiece event between England and New Zealand, Eoin Morgan-led team were declared champions following the Super Over tie. New Zealand needed 16 runs in magic over bowled by Jofra Archer. James Neesham and Martin Guptill made 15 runs. It was for the first time that the result was declared on the number of boundaries scored in a match.
Though the cricketing body had laid down this rule much earlier but it did not go well after it was applied to a match. Several cricketers have slammed the ICC for its boundary rule. Former New Zealand all-rounder Scott Styris called ICC a joke after England lifted the trophy. Cricket-turned-politician Gautam Gambhir, his teammate Yuvraj Singh, former Australian batsman Dean Jones also opposed the rule.
Meanwhile, England won the World Cup for the first time in 13 editions. They have become the sixth nation after West Indies, India, Australia, Sri Lanka and Pakistan to win the title. Ben Stokes was named player of the match for his brilliant performance both in the regular game and the Super Over. New Zealand skipper got the man of the tournament award.