Demand a rematch between England and New Zealand, NOW.

    England beat New Zealand by means of a higher number of boundaries hit during the ICC One Day World Cup final at Lords. Unfortunately due to an umpiring mistake, England were awarded an additional over throw which means technically NZ should have won. In the spirit of the game and all that is good in the world I am demanding a rematch take place so we can avoid years of questions about the legitimacy of England’s hollow victory.

    From the NZ Herald 15/07/2019:
    Former leading umpire Simon Taufel says England should have been awarded five runs and not six off the third-last ball of their innings in the Cricket World Cup final.

    Taufel didn't go as far as to suggest the umpiring error cost New Zealand the cup but says the umpires got it wrong.

    Taufel, who was named ICC umpire of the year every year between 2004 and 2008, has defended officiating umpires Kumar Dharmasena and Marais Erasmus but says they got it wrong.

    "There was a judgment error on the overthrow," he told The Age and Sydney Morning Herald.
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