The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday has officially launched the first edition of World Test Championship (WTC), which begins from August 01, 2019. The WTC will witness top nine teams of the world competing in 71 Test matches across 27 series, which will be played over the next two years. Two of the teams will make their spot into the ICC World Test Championship Final, which will be played on June 2021 in the United Kingdom to get crowned as ICC World Test Champions.
Who are the teams selected for ICC World Test Championship?
What will the Points Distribution Formula?
In ICC World Test Championship, points will be given for every single game. All the nine-team needs to play three home and three away series, where each series will give 120 points. These 120 points will be distributed over the number of matches in a series. For Example, if two-match series will take get points for each, while three-match series will get 40 points for each match. In case the series ends up on a tie, the 50 percent of the points will be available, while a draw will be 3:1 point.
What about the Match schedule?
No need of schedule, as the matches, will be played just like any bilateral series, but matches identified as part of the WTC will count among the ICC World Test Championship. A test series will have a minimum of two matches and a maximum of five matches. There will be five-day matches, including the day-night matches as per the bilateral and mutual agreements between the opponents.
The venture is all set and it is officially launched now, now let’s see who’ll make it to the ICC World Test Champions.