ICC World Test Championship 2021-23 points system confirmed by ICC, details here
The 2021-23 ICC World Test Championship begins in August, starting with the India-England series for the Pataudi Trophy. Meanwhile, the International Cricket Council has announced the details regarding it, including the points system.
While the inaugural edition of the ICC World Test Championship ended last month, with New Zealand being crowned the champion after beating India, the 2021-23 edition will begin next month with the India-England Pataudi Trophy five-Test series. Meanwhile, the International Cricket Council has announced the details regarding the tournament, including the all-important points distribution structure.
As for the points, each match would be played for the same number of points. While a win would earn 12 points, a draw would result in four points, while a tie would give each side six points.
Earlier, each series was set with a specific number of points, divided equally with the number of matches. While the pandemic kicked in, weightage was given to the points percentage instead of the points percentage to determine the two finalists, which would also be applicable for the upcoming season.
Geoff Allardice, ICC CEO, in a release that the Cricket Committee decided to simplify the points system. Also, he believes that the points percentage system would allow the ICC to compare the side's overall performance over the number of series played.
Meanwhile, Kiwi skipper Kane Williamson feels that the WTC has added more context to the game's longest format. While he believes that defending the crown would be a huge challenge, New Zealand's level of focus and performance remains the same.
Furthermore, Indian skipper Virat Kohli recalled that the fan following of the sport has increased as he looks forward to the next edition. Along with Team India, he aims to regroup ahead of the Pataudi Trophy and give the fans something to cheer about.
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