Super Over to settle ‘tie’ in WC final

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Dubai: The International Cricket Council has reconsidered its initial decision to have joint winners in the event of a tie in the ICC Cricket World Cup final. The ICC announced that a Super Over will instead be used to split a deadlock at the end of the match.

In a statement released by the ICC following its January 28 board meeting, the ICC said: “The ICC Board reinstated the use of a Super Over in the event of a tie in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 final.”

“This now replicates the arrangements for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 final and other recent ICC events where a winner will be determined on the day of the final (weather permitting), and a Super Over was the most credible way to separate the two sides.”

The Super Over will only be used if the final, to be played at the MCG on March 29, is a tie.

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