The Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) confirmed the ICC World Take a look at Championship factors system can be amended as a result of COVID-19 pandemic.
The Board accredited a advice from the ICC Cricket Committee, headed by Anil Kumble, to vary the competitors phrases for the occasion to find out how collection affected by the worldwide pandemic are accounted for on the factors desk.
The unprecedented disruption attributable to COVID-19 means, to this point, slightly below half of the World Take a look at Championship matches have been performed, with that estimated to rise to greater than 85% by the tip of the competitors window.
Present laws dictate that matches not accomplished shall be handled as a draw with factors cut up. The Cricket Committee thought of sustaining that establishment or figuring out the ultimate World Take a look at Championship League standings from matches performed.
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The Cricket Committee really helpful the latter possibility, which was accredited by the Chief Executives Committee and ratified by the Board, that means groups can be ranked so as of share of factors earned.
ICC Chief Government, Manu Sawhney, stated, “Each the Cricket Committee and Chief Executives Committee supported the method of rating groups primarily based on accomplished matches and factors earned as this displays their efficiency and doesn’t drawback groups which have been unable to compete all of their matches by means of no fault of their very own.
“We explored a complete vary of choices, however our Members felt strongly that we should always proceed as deliberate with the primary ever World Take a look at Championship Ultimate in June subsequent 12 months.”
The Board additionally confirmed that the ICC Girls’s T20 World Cup will transfer from its present slot on the finish of 2022 to 9-26 February 2023. The transfer follows the choice in August to postpone the ICC Girls’s Cricket World Cup 2021 to 2022 that means there could be three main occasions in 2022 with the Commonwealth Video games in July 2022 and the ICC Girls’s T20 World Cup as a result of be held in November 2022.
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As there are at present no main ladies’s occasions scheduled to happen in 2023 the Board confirmed the change for the T20 World Cup to raised help participant preparation and to proceed to construct the momentum across the ladies’s sport past 2022.