The new World Test Championship starts with the main Ashes Test on Thursday. The best nine Test groups on the planet are engaged with the competition, which sees 72 matches challenged between August 2019 and June 2021.
The summit cricketing body, International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday formally propelled the debut World Test Championship (WTC).
The main two teams among the nine countries – Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka and the West Indies-will challenge in the ICC World Test Championship Final in June 2021 (to be played in the UK) and the victors will be delegated ICC World Test Champions.
“The ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup this late spring demonstrated exactly how significant it is for each game to tally and for the world’s best groups to clash. The World Test Championship will carry significance and setting to reciprocal Test cricket throughout the following two years, making an apex occasion for the five-day group, similarly as the World Cups for people do in the ODI and T20I positions,” Geoff Allardice, ICC General Manager – Cricket Operations said in an official proclamation.
“We are anticipating the ICC World Test Championship with extraordinary eagerness as it adds setting to the longest configuration of the game. Test cricket is exceptionally testing and ending up as the winner in the conventional structure is in every case exceedingly fulfilling. The Indian group has done truly well lately and will extravagant its odds in the title,” Indian captain Virat Kohli said.
The title will start from August 1 as Australia and England will confront each other in the Ashes. WTC will contain the main nine Test groups on the planet (Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka, and the West Indies).
“Test cricket is the apex of our game. It is the very quintessence of cricket and most of players need to endeavor to play the most flawless type of the game. The ICC World Test Championship is another splendid activity for the game, adding setting and importance to each Test arrangement. Each Test matters, however much more so now,” England pacer James Anderson said.
“The World Test Championship is a phenomenal activity. We cherish playing Test cricket, it’s the apex for us, remains tremendously famous in Australia and we’re blessed that it appreciates incredible help at home among players, the media and people in general.
To wear the loose green is a definitive for every single Australian cricketer and if the World Test Championship guarantees that all nations make Tests a high need then that must be uplifting news for the game all in all and the proceeding with soundness of the organization specifically,” Australian captain Tim Paine said.
Focuses will be available for anyone during each match and each group will play three home and three away arrangement. Every arrangement will mean 120 points, disseminated over the quantity of matches in an arrangement.
For instance, a two-coordinate arrangement will mean 60 points for each Test while a three-coordinate arrangement will give 40 to each Test coordinate. A tie will be 50 percent of the focuses accessible, while a draw will be a 3:1 focuses proportion.
The matches will be played in a similar arrangement as two-sided arrangement however with the additional setting of a challenge and one hero group. The quantity of matches in every arrangement can fluctuate between at least two matches, to a limit of five matches.
The principal cycle of the WTC comprises of just five-day coordinates and will incorporate day-night matches. Just matches recognized as a component of the WTC will check towards the title.