Australia were trailing India on points but went on top due to a better point percentage.© AFP
The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday announced that the finalists for the inaugural World Test Championship will be decided based on the percentage of points earned by each team. The decision was made on the recommendation of the ICC Cricket Committee headed by former India leg-spinner Anil Kumble. After change in evaluation system, Australia who were trailing India on points, have toppled them from the top of the table.
“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 though no fault of their own,” ICC Chief Executive Manu Sawhney said in an official statement.
“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.
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