Dubai: The battle for the World Test Championship final will begin between the Indian team and New Zealand from June 18 in Southampton. Cricket fans are eagerly waiting for this arrogance. Meanwhile, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has made a big announcement about the match.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) said that if the match ends in a draw or tie in the final to be held in India and New Zealand, then the two teams will be declared as joint winners.
Both teams will become champions if a match is drawn or tie
According to the rules issued by the apex body of world cricket for this match, ‘both teams will be considered as joint winners if there is a draw or a tie’.
The ICC said, ‘If all five days play is complete and the result of the match does not come, then in such a situation, no extra days will be added and in such a situation the match will be declared a draw. In the event of time wastage during the match, the ICC match referee will regularly tell the teams and the media how to use the safe day.
Big announcement of ICC
The ICC has also arranged for a safe day in the event of time wastage due to some reason on the regular days of the finals to be held from 18 to 22 June. In this way, 23 June will be a safe day. The ICC said, ‘Both these decisions were taken before the commencement of the ICC World Test Championship in June 2018’. Safe day arrangements have been made to ensure a match of five days and it will be used only if the waste time is not replenished within the regular five days.
The final decision on whether or not to use the safe day will be made at the start of the last hour of play on the fifth day.
Duke balls will be used
India play their home matches with SG Test and New Zealand Kookaburra balls but grade one Duke balls will be used in the final.
Please tell that three changes in the rules of the game in international cricket will also be part of the WTC final. These were implemented during the current World Cup Super League series between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. These include rules related to short runs, players review and DRS review.