Umpires blunder cost New Zealand the World Cup. Umpiring standards were questioned the whole tournament and in the end, umpires blunder decided the winner. Simon Taufel says it was a clear mistake to award six runs on the overthrows.
According to law 19.8 pertaining to Overthrow or wilful act of fielder which reads: If the boundary results from an overthrow or from the willful act of a fielder, the runs scored shall be:
Any runs for penalties awarded to either side and the allowance for the boundary and the runs completed by the batsmen, together with the run in progress if they had already crossed at the instant of the throw or act.
Please read carefully what Simon Taufel says about the overthrow controversy & ICC rule pertaining it. And what on-field umpire Dharamsena did.
It’s clear 5 runs, not 6, should hv been awarded to England with Stokes on non-striker’s end.
Pity.. NZ were robbed off by umpires! pic.twitter.com/kOI5zX1DUP
— Navneet Mundhra (@navneet_mundhra) July 15, 2019
Former umpire Simon Taufel has stated an error was made in awarding England six runs instead of five when a throw struck Ben Stokes’ bat. “It’s a clear mistake, England should have been awarded five runs, not six as the batsmen had not crossed for their second run” #CWC19Final
— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) July 15, 2019
” It’s a clear mistake.. it’s an error of judgment. England should have been awarded five runs, not six ” ~ Simon Taufel
— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) July 15, 2019
So this Simon Taufel interview changes everything.Umpiring errors cannot cost a country their dreams…why is there a 3rd ump or 4th or match referee in the box ? if they dont step in at such crucial moments then when?
— Saurabh Desai (@sau_desai) July 15, 2019
Simon Taufel while speaking to foxsports.com.au on Monday said:
“It’s a clear mistake … it’s an error of judgment. They (England) should have been awarded five runs, not six. In the heat of what was going on, they thought there was a good chance the batsmen had crossed at the instant of the throw. Obviously, TV replays showed otherwise.”
The umpiring standards were questioned throughout the World Cup and the ICC should seriously look into the issue after two top umpires in Dharmasena and Marais Erasmus made a serious error and that too in a World Cup final.
So, in the end, the umpiring error cost New Zealand the World Cup. The heaviest price you pay.