World Test Championship: ICC confirms revised points system for second cycle of championship

World Check Championship: ICC confirms revised factors system for second cycle of championship

Within the new factors system for the second version of World Check Championships (WTC) revealed by the Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC), all matches will probably be contested for a similar variety of factors: 12 for a win, 4 in case of a draw and if the sport is tied, then six factors. Within the first version of the championship, every sequence was value the identical variety of factors. Within the subsequent cycle, every match (and never sequence) will probably be value the identical variety of factors.

ICC confirmed the standardised factors system for the 2021-23 cycle of WTC, in a press launch, which can start subsequent month, the closing date of which will probably be 31 March 2023.

In complete, 9 groups will play six sequence every, three house and three away, stated ICC in a press release.

Within the previous system, the factors had been divided in keeping with the variety of matches within the sequence. For instance — 120 factors had been set for a sequence. For groups that took half in three-match sequence, a win fetched 40 factors, whereas for groups collaborating in two-match sequence, a win fetched them 60 factors. That system is now a factor of the previous as each match now will carry the identical variety of factors, regardless of the size of the sequence — that’s 12 for win, 4 for a draw and 6 for a tie.

Kohli and Williamson with the ICC Test championship mace. BCCI

Kohli and Williamson with the ICC Check championship mace. BCCI

The groups will proceed to qualify on a proportion of factors gained foundation. ICC is implementing the proportion system to standardise the imbalance within the variety of matches performed by groups.

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In its FAQs part for WTC, ICC explains, “This method allows the relative efficiency of groups to be in contrast at any time limit. So, the cancellation of any matches or sequence for any motive doesn’t immediately impression the factors desk.”

ICC’s appearing CEO Geoff Allardice stated the adjustments have been made to simplify the factors system whereas taking learnings from the disruption final yr.

He was quoted on ICC’s press launch, “We obtained suggestions that the earlier factors system wanted to be simplified. The Cricket Committee took this into consideration when proposing a brand new, standardized factors system for every match. It maintained the precept of guaranteeing that each one matches in a WTC sequence rely in direction of a staff’s standing, whereas accommodating sequence various in size between two Checks and 5 Checks.

“Through the pandemic we needed to change to rating groups on the factors desk utilizing the proportion of obtainable factors gained by every staff, since all sequence couldn’t be accomplished. This helped us decide the finalists and we had been in a position to full the championship inside the scheduled timeframe. This technique additionally allowed us to check the relative efficiency of groups at any time, no matter what number of matches they’d performed.”

WTC 2 fixtures

Member Dwelling Away
Australia England S Africa West Indies India Pakistan Sri Lanka
B’desh Pakistan India Sri Lanka S Africa N Zealand West Indies
England India S Africa N Zealand Pakistan West Indies Australia
India Sri Lanka N Zealand Australia B’desh England S Africa
N Zealand S Africa Bangladesh Sri Lanka England Pakistan India
Pakistan Australia England N Zealand Sri Lanka B’desh West Indies
S Africa India West Indies B’desh Australia England N Zealand
Sri Lanka West Indies Australia Pakistan Bangladesh N Zealand India
Windies Pakistan B’desh England Australia S Africa Sri Lanka

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