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New Zealand awarded MCC Spirit of Cricket award for exemplary sportsmanship during World Cup final

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Hamilton: The New Zealand cricket team has been bestowed with the Christopher Martin-Jenkins Spirit of Cricket award for its exemplary show of sportsmanship during the epic final of the ICC World Cup at Lord's in July, which it lost under controversial circumstances.

Kane Williamson and his men were robbed of the World Cup title following a controversial overthrow that allowed England to take the final to the super over and eventually claim their maiden crown on boundary count.

The New Zealand team was presented the award, the brainchild of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) and the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), during the drawn second Test against England at Hamilton's Seddon Park.