The Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) launched a brand new points-table system for the continued World Take a look at Championship, retaining in thoughts the variety of Take a look at collection misplaced because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The pandemic pressured the cancellation of six Take a look at collection and the worldwide cricketing physique faces a race towards time to finish the Championship cycle by March subsequent 12 months.
Therefore, the ICC introduced out the thought of calculating the factors via share, which signifies that the groups might be awarded percentages on the premise of the factors they scored out of the utmost factors achievable. It was because of this that India, which had been in any other case on the high of the desk within the Championship, have now dropped to second spot with Australia changing them.
How does it work?
India have 360 factors within the World Take a look at Championship, having performed 4 Take a look at collection to date. Whereas the facet gained seven matches, it misplaced its final Take a look at collection towards New Zealand, dealing with a 2-Zero sweep.
ICC has saved a 120-point restrict for each Take a look at collection, which means that India may’ve scored a most of 480 factors from their 4 Take a look at collection.
With the share factors system (PCT), India’s whole from the 4 collection to date involves Zero.75 (360/480).
That is the place Australia get pleasure from an higher hand over Workforce India. Whereas the facet has performed 10 matches (another than India), they’ve are available three Take a look at collection, which means that Australia’s PCT had been calculated out of a most of 360 factors.
And so, with 296 factors out of 360, Australia are on the high with a PCT of Zero.822.
Why the change?
ICC believes that the up to date factors system “would not drawback groups” that confronted cancellation of their Take a look at collection because of the coronavirus pandemic.
“Each the Cricket Committee and Chief Executives Committee supported the method of rating groups based mostly on accomplished matches and factors earned as this displays their efficiency and doesn’t drawback groups which were unable to compete all of their matches via no fault of their very own,” the ICC mentioned in an announcement.
“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.”