The New Zealand men’s cricket team was recently awarded MCC’s Spirit of cricket award for displaying an enormous amount of sportsmanship, especially in the final of the men’s world cup 2019.
New Zealand and England competed in the final of the tournament which certainly was one of the thrillers. The match ended on a tie even in the super over as well. Blame the rules of ICC, England won the World Cup as they had more boundaries than New Zealand.
The New Zealand team was presented the award during the drawn second Test against England at Hamilton’s Seddon Park.
MCC President Kumar Sangakkara commended the Blackcaps, saying: “The New Zealand team are worthy winners of this award. In the heat of battle, they displayed a level of sportsmanship that was fitting for such a fantastic finale, and indeed tournament.
“It is a testament to their squad that even after a match that will live long in the memory for the cricket that was played, we are still talking about the Spirit of Cricket. Their actions deserve this recognition.”