ICC WTC 2021-23: ICC to introduce new points system for the 2nd World Test Championship, check details

ICC WTC 2021-23 - WTC New Points System: ICC introduces new points system for the 2nd World Test Championship, Ind vs Eng will be 1st series

ICC WTC 2021-23 – WTC New Points System: Check how points tally will operate in second edition of World Test Championship: After New Zealand have crowned themselves as the winners of the inaugural edition of the WTC, the preparations for its second edition have resumed which will see the clash of India and England overseas (The five-match Pataudi Trophy) starting August 4. Unlike the inaugural edition that induced changes in the points tally midway of the first tournament, the apex cricket governing body ICC has devised a comparatively streamlined points system to avoid any discrepancy in the upcoming second edition of the Test championship.

ICC WTC 2021-23: ICC to introduce new points system for the 2nd World Test Championship cycle, check details

ICC WTC 2021-23 – WTC New Points System: Unlike the previous edition that was attributed a total of 120 points for a series (regardless of the number of matches played in the series), the second edition will see the same accreted points for each match- a maximum of 12 per match. In the newly developed system, Teams will be ranked on the percentage of available points they won from the matches they have played. The system will facilitate easy comparisons of the teams on the table at any point, even if they would have played different numbers of matches and series. ICC’s acting chief executive officer Geoff Allardice deliberated the changes curated in the second edition of WTC’s points table in his recent chat with ESPNcricinfo.

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ICC WTC 2021-23: Operation of Points System during second edition

  • Points given for a win: 12
  • Points given for a draw: 4
  • Points given for a tie: 6
  • Besides, Teams will face penalties for slow over rates- one point deducted for every over they fall behind.

ICC WTC 2021-23: Second edition will see participation of nine teams playing a total of six series

The second edition of the WTC cycle, spanning from August 2021 to June 2023 will see the participation of the nine Test teams playing a total of six series: three home and three away, similar to the first edition played between 2019 and 2021.

ICC WTC 2021-23: ICC to introduce new points system for the 2nd World Test Championship cycle, check details

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