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Former England spinner Steve Harmison was lobbying the International Cricket Council (ICC) to alter the rules for the 2023 One-Day International World Cup

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Former England cricketer Steve Harmison has called for the International Cricket Council (ICC) to permit nations to name more players and questioned the existing ODI World Cup roster limit of just 15 players. For instance, England had to make the difficult decision to bench opener Jason Roy in order to make way for Harry Brook.

Under the current rule, if the Super Over is also tied, the team with more boundaries in the Super Over is declared the winner. This rule was used to decide the winner of the 2019 World Cup final between England and New Zealand after the Super Over was also tied.

However, Harmison believes that the boundary countback rule is unfair, as it does not consider the wicket-taking ability of the teams. He has suggested that the ICC change the rule so that if the Super Over is tied, the match is decided by a bowl-out.

“I think the boundary countback rule is unfair,” Harmison said in an interview. “It doesn’t consider the wicket-taking ability of the teams. If the Super Over is tied, the match should be decided by a bowl-out. This would be a more fair and equitable way to decide the winner.”

Harmison’s suggestion has been met with mixed reactions from fans and experts. Some people agree that the boundary countback rule is unfair, while others believe that it is a legitimate way to decide the winner of a match.

It is important to note that the ICC has not yet announced any changes to the rules for the 2023 World Cup. However, Harmison’s suggestion has sparked a debate about the fairness of the boundary countback rule, and it is possible that the ICC could consider changing the rule before the tournament begins.

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