New Zealand coach Gary Stead has referred to as for the Cricket World Cup’s guidelines to be overhauled and referred the showpiece last as “hole” after England defeated the Black Caps on a technicality.
Each finalists England and New Zealand couldn’t be separated on the finish of each common play and a Tremendous Over shootout however England had been declared as champions as a result of that they had a scored extra boundaries.
“It is a very, very hole feeling that you may play 100 overs and rating the identical quantity of runs and nonetheless lose the sport, however that is the technicalities of sport,” Stead informed reporters in remarks launched by New Zealand Cricket on Tuesday.
“There’s going to be many issues they take a look at over the entire event — I am positive after they had been writing the principles they by no means anticipated a World Cup last to occur like that,” he stated.
Stead shrugged off options England had been mistakenly handed an additional run after a throw from a fielder hit the bat of a diving Ben Stokes’ and deflected to the boundary within the last over of standard play.
England had been awarded six runs however former umpire Simon Taufel stated they need to solely have gotten 5 because the batsmen had not crossed for his or her second run when the throw was made.
“I did not really know that,” Stead stated. “However on the finish of the day the umpires are there to rule and they’re people as effectively, like gamers they can also make a mistake which is facet.
“They’re human as effectively, like gamers, and typically there is a mistake which itself is simply the human facet of sport.”