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ICC Test Championship: How new points system may impede India's chances

In the new points system, New Zealand is likely to be in an advantageous position as it can attain a maximum of 420 points (70 pc) if it clean sweeps the home series against West Indies and Pakistan

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Ahead of the WTC final in June next year, India has to play a four-match series against Australia while it will host England for a five-game rubber. File photo: Sportzpics for BCCI

BS Web Team New Delhi
The International Cricket Council has accepted the proposed changes in World Test Championship points table on November 19. In the times when cricket has been widely affected by Covid-19, ICC’s cricket committee has proposed to consider the percentage of points earned from the contested matches in deciding the finalists of the inaugural edition of World Test Championship. The final of ICC World Test Championship will be played at the Lords' cricket ground in London on June 1, 2021.

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First Published: Nov 18 2020 | 1:21 PM IST

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