New Zealand coach: Sharing World Cup should be considered


    New Zealand coach Gary Stead is calling on ‘cricket chiefs’ to consider allowing teams to share the World Cup if a final is tied again.

    The Black Caps were beaten by England in a dramatic final at Lord’s due to the English scoring more boundaries.

    It came after the teams’ 50 over scored were tied and also level after a super over.

    On his proposal, Stead believes that after playing for a seven-week period and two teams cannot be separated on the final day, sharing the trophy should be considered.

    “I’m sure when they were writing the rules they never expected a World Cup final like that,” Stead said.

    “I’m sure it’ll be reviewed.”

    England were crowned men’s world champions for the first time after scoring more boundary fours and sixes – 26 to New Zealand’s 17.

    The Kiwis were also unfortunate after England was awarded one extra run in the final over of their innings.

    The champion were given six runs when a fielder’s throw hit Ben Stokes’ bat as he dived to complete a second run and went for four.

    However the laws appears to say that was one too many.