New rules ICC World Test Championship, Australia toppled India. Australia toppled India after new rules for the ICC World Test Championship. New rules ICC World Test Championship, Australia toppled India.
International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday announced the new set of rules and percentage system for the ICC World Test Championship. Australia toppled table-toppers till Thursday as soon as the new rule gets implemented. The governing council said that the finalist of the championship will be decided by the percentage of the points earned by the side and not only by the match points.
The ICC Cricket Committee headed by former Indian leg spinner, Anil Kumble recommended the new change due to COVID-19. The amended changes will determine the teams ranking with the percentage of points earned by a team in reference to how many matches are played and how many matches are won by the team. Unlike earlier, it was just decided on the basis of matches won, no matter how many matches they play.
After the new implementation of rules, the teams who could not compete due to the global pandemic will feel more encouraged and safe.
Australia is now on the top of the points table of ICC World Test Championship with 82.2 winning percentage in three series they played, while India slipped down to number 2 with 75.0 win percentage in four series.
ICC’s Take on New Rules for ICC World Test Champianship:
“The Board approved a recommendation from the ICC Cricket Committee, headed by Anil Kumble, to change the competition terms for the event to determine how series affected by the global pandemic are accounted for on the points table”.
“The unprecedented disruption caused by COVID-19 means, to date, just under half of the World Test Championship matches have been played, with that estimated to rise to more than 85% by the end of the competition window,” ICC said in a statement released.
“Both the Cricket Committee and Chief Executives Committee supported the approach of ranking teams based on completed matches and points earned as this reflects their performance and doesn’t disadvantage teams that have been unable to compete all of their matches through no fault of their own,” said ICC Chief Executive Manu Sawhney.
“We explored a whole range of options, but our Members felt strongly that we should proceed as planned with the first ever World Test Championship Final in June next year,” he added.
The Board also shifted the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 9-26 February 2023, which was earlier to be held in 2022.