ICC Test Championship Point Table format changed

ICC Test Championship

The International Cricket Council has reported a change to the icc world test format of the ICC Test Championship because of the Covid pandemic.

The 2019–21 ICC World Test Championship is the inaugural edition of the ICC World Test Championship of Test cricket. It started from 1 August 2019 with the first Test of the 2019 Ashes series and will finish with a final at Lord’s in England in June 2021.

The COVID-19 pandemic impacted the Championship with rounds of matches postponed. In November 2020, the ICC announced that the finalists decided by the percentage of points earned.

Accordingly, The Indian team would be playing against West Indies, South Africa, Bangladesh, New Zealand, Australia and England. India will play away series against West Indies, New Zealand and Australia

ICC Test Championship Format

Each team will play six other opponents, three at home and three away. Each series will consist of between two and five Test matches. Therefore, all participants will not play the same number of Tests but will play the same number of series.

Around 15% of matches in the competition are expected to be incomplete by the scheduled time.

Beforehand, they would have been announced drawn and the points split.

Notwithstanding, positions in the nine-group table will presently be determined by the level of points earned in finished matches.

For instance, England stays third in the table on 0.608 on the grounds that they have earned 292 points.

Australia ventures out in front of India to top the table, yet the remainder of the standings are unaltered.

The last is set to be played in England. Contingent upon its planning and whether the hosts qualify. England and Wales Cricket Board is investigating the chance of adding a two-Test series against an anonymous rival to a mid year that as of now incorporates five Tests with India.

The ICC has additionally reported that the following Women’s T20 World Cup in South Africa, booked for the end of 2022, has been pushed back to 2023.

This facilitates a congested 2022 in ladies’ cricket, which incorporates the deferred 50-over World Cup and the Commonwealth Games.

Conclusion

The top two teams on the points table at the end of the league phase will play the final which is scheduled in 2021. However, if the final ends in a tie or a draw, the two teams will be joint champions