Martin Guptill’s throw took a deflection off Ben Stokes’s bat and went to the boundary. © AFP
The Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), custodians of the Laws of Cricket, is considering reviewing the overthrow rule in light of the incident that occurred during the 2019 World Cup final. According to The Times, the MCC feels that overthrows are worth taking a look whenever it next reviews the laws of the game which is the responsibility of the MCC Laws sub-committee. Significant attention has been drawn to the rule after New Zealand’s Martin Guptill’s throw took a deflection off Ben Stokes’ bat and went to the boundary.