Former West Indies seamer Michael Holding has lashed out on the level system of the Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) World Check Championship by describing it as “ridiculous”.
In July 2019, the ICC formally launched the inaugural version of the WTC, which received underway on August 1, 2019.
In keeping with the WTC, the highest 9 Check groups on the earth – Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka and the West Indies – are slated to compete in 71 Check matches throughout 27 collection, performed over two years.
With factors out there for each single recreation, every staff will play three house and three away collection. Every collection counts for 120 factors, distributed over the variety of matches in a collection. For instance, a two-match collection will imply 60 factors for every Check whereas a three-match collection will give 40 factors to every Check match. A tie might be 50% of the factors out there, while a draw might be a 3:1 factors ratio.The groups who will take the highest two spots will contest within the ICC World Check Championship Ultimate in June 2021 in the UK and the winners might be topped ICC World Check Champions.
Whereas speaking about the way forward for the longest format of the sport, Holding was essential of the WTC’s level system as he stated that it does not work.
The Caribbean seamer additional questioned what leisure the WTC collection will present as soon as the edges are out of competition for a spot within the summit showdown of the championship.
“It doesn’t work. To begin with the factors system is ridiculous. You’ll be able to’t play 5 Check matches and get the identical quantity of factors in the event you play two Check matches,”the Caribbean star was quoted as saying for a roundtable characteristic in Wisden Cricket Month-to-month.
“And secondly, in some unspecified time in the future you’re going to have groups who know they can’t get to the ultimate and so these Check matches aren’t going to be all that entertaining. Individuals understand it’s simply one other recreation,” he added.
In the meantime, England bowler Chris Woakes stated that the factors system of the WTC may require a little bit of tinkering within the coming future.
“I feel the system may want a little bit of tinkering with sooner or later. Anybody can flip somebody over in a one-off ultimate, relying on the toss or circumstances. If there was extra time within the calendar they may do a three-match ultimate however sadly there simply isn’t,” he stated.
At the moment, India are main the WTC standings after profitable seven out of 9 matches they’ve performed to date. The Virat Kohli-led aspect are adopted by Australia, England, New Zealand whereas Pakistan are rounding off the highest 5 with 5 wins from 9 video games.
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