WTC 2021-23: ICC Reveals Fixtures And New Points System

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The revised points system and schedule for the World Test Championship 2021-23 cycle have been revealed by the International Cricket Council. For a win, each side will receive 12 points, 6 for a tie, 4 for a draw, and zero for a defeat. A team will receive 100 points for a win, 50 points for a tie, and 33.3 percent of points for a tie. ICC announces new point system.

ICC Announces New Points System For Next World Test Championship Cycle

Each series in the first WTC cycle had a total of 120 points, putting players competing in the five-match Test series at a disadvantage against teams that play the two-match Test series.

We received feedback that the previous points system needed to be simplified,” ICC Acting Chief Executive Geoff Allardice said. “The Cricket Committee took this into consideration when proposing a new, standardized points system for each match. It maintained the principle of ensuring that all matches in a WTC series count towards a team’s standing while accommodating series varying in length between two Tests and five Tests”.

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ICC announces new point system. “During the pandemic, we had to change to ranking teams on the points table using the percentage of available points won by each team, since all series could not be completed. This helped us determine the finalists and we were able to complete the championship within the scheduled time frame. This method also allowed us to compare the relative performance of teams at any time, regardless of how many matches they had played.”

The ICC has also revealed the schedules for all of the WTC teams:

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Throughout the two-year span, 9 Test teams will compete for the Test mace, with each nation playing 6 series. The five-match series involving England and India will become the WTC 2021-23’s opening series. All series will have a cut-off date of March 31st, 2023.

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