ICC WTC Final: ICC clears follow-on rule for India vs New Zealand WTC Final

ICC WTC Final: Ahead of Ind vs NZ WTC final, the ICC has clarified that the follow-on rule will not change in case play is washed out
ICC WTC Final: Ahead of Ind vs NZ WTC final, the ICC has clarified that the follow-on rule will not change in case play is washed out
ICC WTC Final: ICC clears follow-on rule for India vs New Zealand WTC Final- Ahead of the much anticipated Ind vs NZ WTC final, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has clarified that the follow-on rule will not change in case play is washed out on Day One of the contest, which would have normally in other Test matches.

This clarification comes in view of the extra day added to the WTC final, to be played between India and New Zealand from June 18-23 in Southamption, England, Cricbuzz reported.

ICC WTC Final: The normal follow-on rules in the ICC playing conditions (clause 14) state: “14.1.1: The side which bats first and leads by at least 200 runs shall have the option of requiring the other side to follow their innings. 14.1.2 The same option shall be available in matches of shorter duration with the minimum leads as follows: – 150 runs in a match of 3 or 4 days; – 100 runs in a 2-day match; – 75 runs in a 1-day match.”

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Further clause 14.3 states: “If no play takes place on the first and second days of the match, clause 14.1 shall apply in accordance with the number of days remaining (including the scheduled Reserve Day) from the start of play. The day on which play first commences shall count as a whole day for this purpose, irrespective of the time at which play starts. Play will have taken place as soon as, after the call of Play, the first over has started.”

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