An article is becoming increasingly viral on social media in which it is said that Australia has not yet become the winner of the World Cup 2023. The winner of World Cup 2023 will be decided after 2 more matches. For this, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had already talked to ICC. It is claimed that whoever wins the final and these two matches will become the World Cup winner. Come, let us know what has been written in this viral report.
“Australia has not become the World Cup winner, the match will happen again” – claim viral on WhatsApp
It is noteworthy that on November 19, 2023, Australia won the World Cup by defeating India by 6 wickets in the final match and won the World Cup. But, the article claims that Australia’s World Cup is now in danger.
The article said that the previously scheduled five-match T20 series between India and Australia has been postponed. Instead, two more matches will be played to determine the World Cup winner. BCCI had already talked to ICC for this. It was mentioned in the agreement between BCCI and ICC that if India loses the final match at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, then 2 more matches will be played in Mumbai and Kolkata.
The work of preparing the pitch for this has started. For this, kerosene is being poured on the Mumbai pitch. India has got this exemption because it is the host. It is claimed that Australia’s victory in the World Cup final has only managed to give them a 1-0 lead in this series. Their trophies and players’ medals have also been taken back by ICC officials.
A statement by ICC Chairman Greg Barclay is also being cited. According to this report, Greg Barkley’s statement is, “Rules are rules. All teams will have to accept these. If the umpires and ICC officials had followed the rules carefully during the match, they would not have allowed Australia to celebrate.” Greg Barclay has been quoted as saying that this rule will also be applicable in the World Cup to be held in South Africa, Namibia and Zimbabwe in 2027. However, it is not clear which of the three teams will be considered the host.
2 And what is the truth of the final?
Come, now let us tell you the truth of this viral claim. Actually, this article is a satire. It has been published on an Australian website named The Roar (TheRoar.com.au). This website broadcasts sports news. He has published this article which people are sharing extensively. It has been a tradition that after big matches, such articles are written to taunt the fans of the losing team, this is also a part of it.
The winner of the World Cup has been decided on 19th November and the series between India and Australia is going to start from 23rd November, it has not been postponed. Nor are any two matches going to be held in Mumbai and Kolkata. ICC Chairman has also not given any such statement nor was there any such agreement between BCCI and ICC. In such a situation, this article is just for fun which people are accepting as true. There has been no such rule which could change the decision of the World Cup. This claim has been proven false in OpIndia’s fact check.