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World Cup 2015: A shared trophy would be a real anti-climax

With less than 100 days left for the all-important ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, the excitement among the fans is growing day by day. Fans, especially in Australia, are now counting days as the build-up for the World Cup has now reached its final stage. This World Cup is going to be a very special one for the Australian fans, as they will be hosting the World Cup after a long gap of twenty-three years.

The fifty over World Cup remains the most coveted tournament in cricket, yet due to some reason, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has decide to scrap the one-over eliminator rule which was first used in 2007 T20 World Cup. This change has displeased many former cricketers and fans.

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Former Australian fast bowler Damien Fleming said, sharing the trophy trophy will be a real anti-climax.

“It would take a fair bit of the gloss off [A shared trophy] would be a real anti-climax, I’d love to hear people’s alternatives. Maybe because it’s a 50-over game you could have two lots of five overs. That would probably add another 50 minutes, but it is a World Cup final and I would prefer to see a winner, You’d feel sorry for the losing team, but you want to see some celebrations,” said Damien Fleming. 

Sharing the World Cup will be a real ant-climax for the fans who wait four years for this tournament. The one over eliminator was a very successful method of finding a result, and scrapping it just before the all-important World Cup 2015 doesn’t make any sense.

So far, in the history of the ICC Cricket World Cup, the trophy hasn’t been shared. But, with ICC scrapping the one-over eliminator rule, we might get to see two captains raising the World Cup trophy. And this would be the biggest anti-climax for the fans.

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By The Cricket Lounge

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