World Championship of Legends: Not super over! Here’s how the winner will be decided in a tied match

Jul 2, 2024

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The upcoming World Championship of Legends (WCL) 2024 cricket tournament, scheduled from July 3 to 13 in England, promises to be a celebration of cricketing nostalgia.

Co-owned by Bollywood icon Ajay Devgn, this event will unite some of the game’s most revered former international players. Set at the renowned grounds of Edgbaston and Northamptonshire County Cricket Club, the tournament aim to bring together childhood cricket heroes on a single stage.

Bringing back classic cricket: Nostalgic format returns

In a nostalgic nod to early T20 cricket, the inaugural edition of the WCL will reintroduce the classic bowl-out format. Unlike contemporary super-overs, tied matches will be decided by bowlers aiming to hit the stumps unguarded by a batter. This method promises heightened tension and excitement, recalling iconic moments such as India‘s memorable 3-0 victory over Pakistan in the T20 World Cup 2007.

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Honoring cricket’s heritage: A tribute to legendary moments

The decision to adopt the bowl-out method reflects the WCL’s commitment to honoring cricket’s rich history. By offering a fresh alternative to modern tie-breakers, the tournament aim to captivate fans with thrilling, unpredictable outcomes reminiscent of cricket’s early T20 era. This innovative approach is designed to evoke memories of legendary performances and iconic moments from cricketing history.

Harshit Tomar, the driving force behind WCL, has passionately embraced the bowl-out concept, inspired by its enduring appeal and its ability to captivate audiences. Tomar’s commitment to authenticity and innovation ensured that WCL not only celebrates cricket’s past but also embraces the future of sports entertainment.

“The 2007 India vs Pakistan bowl-out remains one of my favorite memories, and we aim to revive its original spirit,” Tomar was quoted as saying by The Hindustan Times.

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