The International Cricket Council (ICC) has made a significant change in how tied games will be decided for the upcoming ICC World Cup 2023. Instead of using the boundary count-back rule, which caused controversy in the 2019 ODI World Cup final, the ICC will now employ Super Overs to determine the winner.
In the past, when an ODI game ended in a tie, the team with more boundaries in their innings was declared the winner. However, this rule led to debates and criticisms, especially after the memorable 2019 World Cup final, which was decided by this count-back rule.
Now, the ICC has decided to use Super Overs as the primary method for resolving tied games. In case the Super Over also ends in a tie, subsequent Super Overs will be played until a winner is determined. This change was proposed by the ICC Cricket Committee and approved by the Chief Executives’ Committee. It will apply not only to the ODI World Cup but also to the T20I World Cup, providing a more exciting and fair way to conclude matches that end with the same score.