ICC unveils new points system for second World Test Championship cycle


There will probably be 12 factors for a win, 4 for a draw, and 6 for a tie within the second WTC cycle, transferring away from the earlier system; New Zealand gained the inaugural World Check Championship after beating India final month

Final Up to date: 14/07/21 9:14am

New Zealand beat India by eight wickets to win the first-ever World Check Championship final month

The Worldwide Cricket Council has introduced a brand new factors system for the second World Check Championship, which begins subsequent month.

New Zealand have been topped the primary Check world champions after an exciting eight-wicket win in opposition to India in final month’s remaining in Southampton.

The ICC stated: “The Worldwide Cricket Council has confirmed the factors system for the second version of the ICC World Check Championship (WTC) in addition to the bilateral collection that will probably be a part of the 2021-23 cycle commencing subsequent month.

“Every match of the upcoming WTC will now be contested for a similar variety of factors – 12 for a win, 4 for a draw and 6 for a tie, transferring away from the earlier system the place the identical variety of factors have been allotted to every collection, divided throughout the variety of matches performed.”

ICC appearing chief govt Geoff Allardice stated the adjustments had been made to simplify the factors system following the disruption attributable to the coronavirus pandemic.

Allardice stated: “We acquired suggestions that the earlier factors system wanted to be simplified. The Cricket Committee took this into consideration when proposing a brand new, standardised factors system for every match.

“It maintained the precept of making certain that each one matches in a WTC collection rely in the direction of a crew’s standing, whereas accommodating collection various in size between two Checks and 5 Checks.

“In the course of the pandemic we needed to change to rating groups on the factors desk utilizing the proportion of obtainable factors gained by every crew, since all collection couldn’t be accomplished.

“This helped us decide the finalists and we have been capable of full the championship inside the scheduled timeframe.

“This technique additionally allowed us to check the relative efficiency of groups at any time, no matter what number of matches they’d performed.”

9 groups will as soon as once more play six collection every – three dwelling and three away – the identical because the inaugural WTC, with the deadline being March 31, 2023.

The second WTC will start with England’s dwelling collection in opposition to India, which begins at Trent Bridge on August 4.

England captain Joe Root stated: “(It is) an attention-grabbing problem right away. India are a high quality all-round aspect and it could be good to check them in our dwelling situations.

“Check cricket is a format all of us need to excel in and, with factors at stake for every match, everybody must be at their finest on a regular basis.”


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