The International Cricket Council (ICC) said Teams will be ranked based on the percentage of points earned from completed matches to determine the finalists of the inaugural World Test Championship (WTC) next year.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) also decided at its board meeting to shift the women’s T20 World Cup, originally scheduled for 2022 in South Africa, to 2023.
The change in World Test Championship (WTC) rule, prompted by the disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic, allowed Australia (82.22%) ahead to India (75) to the top of the standings even though Virat Kohli’s men had accumulated more points.
England (60.83) are 3rd, followed by New Zealand (50).
Ranking teams based on points earned from completed matches reflected their performance and “doesn’t disadvantage teams that have been unable to compete all of their matches through no fault of their own”, ICC chief executive Manu Sawhney said
Manu Sawhney said that “We explored a whole range of options, but our members felt strongly that we should proceed as planned with the first ever WTC Final in June next year,”
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