Former cricket greats slam net run rate rule after Pakistan missing semi-final berth in CWC 2019
Pakistan were crashed out of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 due to their net run-rate on Friday despite defeating Bangladesh in last group match.
Meanwhile, Pakistan had claimed a win over the Black Caps in the tournament. Many cricketing greats including former South Africa skipper Graeme Smith, ex-England captain Micheal Vaughan, commentators Ramiz Raja and Alan Wilkins have criticized the net run-rate system as a means of deciding which teams will play the World Cup semi-finals.
Points then Head to Head then a duck worth Lewis system would be the way I would go for the next World Cup … Net Run rates are garbage … #CWC19
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) July 5, 2019
— Graeme Smith (@GraemeSmith49) July 5, 2019
Just when they were playing some their best cricket Pakistan bow out of the World Cup with dignity winning over fans and igniting the net run rate vs any other system debate!!
— Ramiz Raja (@iramizraja) July 6, 2019
It seems unjust that Net Run Rate is the tie-breaker in this @cricketworldcup ahead of head-to-head results. @TheRealPCB could finish behind NZ, both on 11 points, despite beating them in the league game in Birmingham #PakistanCricket #CricketWorldCup2019
— Alan Wilkins (@alanwilkins22) July 3, 2019
It is pertinent to mention here that Australia, India, hosts England and New Zealand managed to qualify for the semi-final stage of this year’s World Cup.