The International Cricket Council have changed the super over rules which allowed England to win the World Cup on boundaries count.

Eoin Morgan’s side secured World Cup victory over New Zealand by the barest of margins. Ben Stokes’ heroics meant they scored the same amount of runs in the match as their opposition (241), before also matching the Kiwis score of 15 in the super over, resulting in England triumphing by means of a superior boundary count.

However, the ICC have decided to scrap this rule, and instead have decided that the super over will instead be repeated until one side achieves more runs.

The ICC have also introduced the super into group games for the first time, although should a group fixture be tied after the super over, the game shall then be declared a draw.

The ICC stated: “”Following on from a recommendation from the ICC Cricket Committee, the Chief Executives’ Committee agreed that use of the Super Over as a way to decide results at ICC events will be retained.

“Both the Cricket Committee and CEC agreed it was an exciting and engaging conclusion to the game and will remain in place covering all games at both ODI and T20I World Cups.”

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