Kiwi all-rounder Jimmy Neesham on Tuesday mocked the International Cricket Council (ICC) after the latter decided to scrap the boundary count rule which saw New Zealand lose the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 final not by runs or wickets but by virtue of scoring fewer boundaries than opponents England.

Notably, the ICC on Monday had made changes to the super over rule for all major ICC events after the controversy that happened following the men’s Cricket World Cup final in July where England were declared winners.

The final match had gone into a super over after scores of both the teams in the allotted quota of 50 overs ended in a tie. However, in a nail-biting encounter, even the super over ended in a tie but the ICC law declared England as winners as they had scored more boundaries than New Zealand.

“Next on the agenda: Better binoculars for the ice spotters on the Titanic,” tweeted Neesham. He also shared a link along with the tweet about the changes made by ICC regarding super over.

Notably, Neesham was one of the New Zealand batsmen who featured in that super over.

Former New Zealand batting coach, Craig McMillan, whose coaching contract with New Zealand ended with the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 final also expressed his feelings.

“Bit late ICC,” he tweeted.

He also brought up the controversial overthrow issue which pretty much brought England back into the game in the final over as England were awarded six runs after a Martin Guptill throw deflected of Ben Stokes bat and raced towards the boundary.

“How about fixing the other rule issue ICC…… a dead ball once the ball has hit/deflected from a batsman?” McMillian added.

Meanwhile, Chief executive of New Zealand Cricket, David White stated that he was happy to see ICC come up with better solutions after the World Cup final. He added that it is best to not think about the past but to focus on the future.

“It’s good that future World Cup tie-breakers will be decided on the field. We can’t change the past; what’s happened has happened but we’re pleased to see the ICC employing a better solution,” White was quoted as saying by a web portal.

“In group stages, if the Super Over is tied the match will be tied. In Semi-Finals and Finals, there is one change to the Super Over-regulation in keeping with the basic principle of scoring more runs than the opponent to win, the Super Over will be repeated until one team has more runs than the other,” the ICC clarified after their board meeting on Monday.