Ashraf wants ICC to apologize over World Cup controversy

Former Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Nasim Ashraf has asked the International Cricket Council to apologize for deciding the 2019 World Cup winners based on the number of boundaries, reported Express News.

England claimed the World Cup after their final against New Zealand went to the super over, which also resulted in both teams scoring 15 runs. However, as per rules, England were declared the winners because they hit more boundaries during their innings.

Another controversial aspect of the final was the number of runs given on an overthrow. As per the law, England should have been awarded 5 runs, however, on-field umpires made a mistake awarding England 6 runs instead which helped England level the scores in the allotted fifty overs.

Ashraf said that the World Cup should have been shared between the two finalists. He was also critical of the exclusion of Pakistani players from the ICC Team of the World Cup.

He said that Babar Azam and Shaheen Shah Afridi should have been part of the team.

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