The incidence of the overthrow controversy will be reviewed in the month of September 2019

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Overthrow Controversy World Cup Final – The overthrow controversy which involved Ben Stokes (England Cricketer) and Martin Guptill (New Zealand Cricketer) will be reheard and reviewed by the MCC next month.

The law 19.8 is in the relation of the overthrows. The World Cup committee said that they will discuss and clear the matter of this overthrow controversy which took place in the final of the 2019 world cup.

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Some questions were raised when Umpire Dharmasena gave away 6 runs when it should have been 5. When Guptill threw the ball to wicket keeper’s end, the ball ricocheted Ben Stokes’s bat unintentionally.

Overthrow Controversy World Cup Final

But the Sri Lankan umpire Kumar Dharmasena awarded 6 six runs to the hosts. This is what helped them and the match went all the way to the Super Over where England finally won their first-ever world cup title through the boundary count.

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Due to these 2 controversies, many fans criticized the match officials and the ICC for the rubbish rule. Many former cricketers also felt that ICC should scrap these rules.

Overthrow Controversy World Cup Final

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Along with this controversy, the MCC will also discuss the trails of automatic no-ball calling. A ball tracker software has also been suggested by the committee. The introduction of the ball tracker software will help the umpires in judging no balls above the waist height and the no-balls which are wide of the batsmen.

These are difficult calls but by using this technology it will become easy for the on-field umpires to give calls. This technology will assist the on-field umpires.

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