An announcement has been made by the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), lately. They revealed that overthrow incident from CWC 2019 final match will be reviewed this September.
MCC said in an official statement, “The WCC (World Cricket Committee) discussed Law 19.8 in relation to overthrows, in the context of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Final. WCC felt that the Law was clear but the matter will be reviewed by the laws sub-committee in September 2019.“
For the readers who don’t know about the overthrow incident, here are some details.
In the final over, as Stokes ran back for the 2nd run, a throw from deep midwicket hit Stoke’s bat and went to the boundary. The on-field umpire, Kumar Dharmasena gave the batting team six runs which tilted the game in England’s favour. Later on, Stokes apologised to Kiwi side about that incident.
However, since the batsmen hadn’t crossed twice at the time of the throw from Guptill, only 5 runs should’ve been awarded. After some days of the final game Dharmasena admitted his fault and apologised for awarding six runs.
And, in all this 5-runs 6-runs drama, England finally managed to win their first ODI CWC…!