DUBAI: After the International Cricket Council (ICC) altered the factors system because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the standings on the factors desk of the World Test Championship (WTC) have been modified.
A press launch by the ICC introduced a brand new system the place groups can be ranked based mostly on the order of share of factors earned from the matches performed.
Australia with 82% has moved to the highest of the desk now, as India with 75% slid right down to second place. They’re adopted by England and New Zealand within the third and forth place, respectively.
“The Board approved a recommendation from the ICC Cricket Committee, headed by Anil Kumble, to change the competition terms for the event to determine how series affected by the global pandemic are accounted for on the points table,” the assertion stated.
The committee had really helpful that the board decide the ultimate WTC League standings from the matches performed.
Due to the coronoavirus pandemic, solely underneath half of the WTC matches have been performed up to now, with that estimated to rise to greater than 85% by the top of the competitors window.
ICC Chief Exective Manu Sawhney additionally permitted of the brand new system saying it doesn’t put groups to any drawback. “Both the Cricket Committee and Chief Executives Committee supported the approach of ranking teams based on completed matches and points earned as this reflects their performance and does not disadvantage teams that have been unable to compete all of their matches through no fault of their own,” he stated.
Not keen to alter the schedule for WTC’s last subsequent 12 months, Sawhney added, “We explored a whole range of options, but our members felt strongly that we should proceed as planned with the first ever World Test Championship Final in June next year.”