ICC CRICKET WORLD CUP 2015

World Cup 2015: ICC admits Anderson run out decision incorrect

By: Associated Press | | Christchurch | | February 15, 2015 1:16:14 am

England's James Taylor stops running as Umpire Aleem Dar gives out England's James Anderson during their Cricket World Cup pool A match against Australia Melbourne in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015.(AP Photo) England’s James Taylor stops running as Umpire Aleem Dar gives out England’s James Anderson during their Cricket World Cup pool A match against Australia Melbourne in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015.(AP Photo)

England’s James Taylor was stranded two runs short of a century against Australia due to an umpiring decision that the ICC later deemed to be incorrect. The ICC issued a clarification more than an hour after the match, saying it had reviewed the decision on the run out and agreed it should have been a dead ball under the circumstances. “Following Australia’s 111-run victory over England … the Playing Control Team (PCT) met and reviewed the final ball of the game which resulted in James Anderson being given run out,’’ the statement said, highlighting the section of the rules which was wrongly interpreted. “The Decision Review System (DRS) Playing Conditions states that the ball should have been deemed dead when the batsman (James Taylor) was given out lbw.

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