Dubai: To complete the World Test Championship (WTC) cycle and host the finals as scheduled in June, the International Cricket Council (ICC) is considering distributing points for all WTC bilateral series that were postponed due to the Kovid-19 pandemic. Had to do.
According to the report, the issue is likely to be discussed in the cricket committee meeting to be held next month.
One option in this is to distribute points, then the other favorable option may be to consider only those matches which will be played by the end of March 2021.
The final place in the points table can be decided on the basis of these matches till March, for which the percentage of points won in matches played by the teams can be calculated.
As of now, each series is of 120 points and points are divided based on the number of matches (two, three, four or five).
For the series of two Test matches, the winning team gets 60 points from each match while 30 points from the draw. Similarly, points are distributed for a series of three or four matches.
According to the website, ‘Due to the epidemic this year, many tests have been postponed. Leave aside the fact that they are organized in the WTC league cycle which ends at the end of March 2021, in many cases it is not clear when they can be held.
The website wrote that the system of digit distribution they are considering is to distribute one-third of the total points of the suspended series.
According to this, ‘points will be divided within the rules in which all the matches in the cycle which cannot be played (in which there was no fault of any team), will be considered as a draw. In this case both teams will get one third of the points available for a test (120 points for each series). There will need to be a change in the existing rules for percentage of marks.