ICC may change the points system of WTC (PC: afp)
The International Cricket Council (ICC), CEO Geoff Allardyce said on Monday that the points system of the World Test Championship (WTC) may change.
New Delhi. International Cricket Council (ICC) Interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Geoff Allardyce said on Monday that there could be a change in the points system of the much-loved World Test Championship during the second season in which 120 points per series will be allotted. Instead of winning every match, there will be a provision of ‘Equal Points’. In the previous round, 120 points were allotted for each series, with 60 points per match for the two-Test series between India and Bangladesh, while the four-match series between India and Australia had a maximum of 30 points per match. was the provision.
Several series were canceled in the last cycle due to the Corona virus, for which the ICC had to resort to percentage points system. In this, the ranking of the team was calculated by dividing the points obtained by the number of matches. Allardyce said, ‘We have seen this cycle till the end and the second cycle is starting in one and a half months. In such a situation, there will be some changes in the number system.
“We can set a benchmark of points per Test match, so that it doesn’t matter whether it is a two-match Test series or a five-Test series,” he said. In this case, equal points will be available for each match played. “However, each team will be judged on the basis of their winning points percentage instead of total points,” he said.
He said that Kovid-19 badly affected the last calendar (season) but the India-New Zealand final is a fair result keeping everything in mind. He said, ‘During this cycle, it was clear that no team would be able to complete six series due to the corona virus epidemic. “Since we had teams playing an uneven number of series, we made sure to keep the points system flexible and make it as fair as possible, it refers to the matches we played and not the matches that we played,” he said. The event could not take place.ICC agrees with Ravi Shastri’s suggestion
Indian coach Ravi Shastri had suggested a three-match series for the WTC final. Allardyce supported his idea but pointed to practical difficulties for it. “It would be great to have a three-match Test series WTC in an ideal way but the reality of the international cricket schedule is that we are not going to get a month for it,” he said. It is not possible to hold all the teams for a month for the final of the tournament, so the final of one match was decided. ‘