It was against our policy to react on umpires decisions, ICC responds to CWC 2019 final controversy

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DUBAI: The International Cricket Council (ICC) responded to the overthrow controversy during the final match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 between champions England and New Zealand.

According to the ICC rules, only five runs should have been given instead of six. The rules state that an extra run should have been given only when the batsmen had crossed each other when the fielder threw the ball. The English batsmen hadn’t crossed.

Meanwhile, the ICC has finally responded, stating that it was against its policy to react on decisions taken by on-field umpires.

“The umpires take decisions on the field with their interpretation of the rules and we don’t comment on any decisions as a matter of policy,” an ICC spokesperson was quoted as saying by