Kane Williamson Points Out Flaws in ICC World Test Championship Points System

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Kane Williamson Points Out Flaws in ICC World Test Championship Points System 

Kane Williamson Points Out Flaws in ICC World Test Championship Points System
Kane Williamson. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson has pointed out some differences in the points distribution system of the inaugural edition of ICC World Test Championship 2019-21. His opinion came ahead of the two-match Test series between India and New Zealand which will start from 21st February.

Talking about the points distribution, each series has been assigned 120 points and will be divided according to the given number of matches in the series. Notably, a series can be between a minimum of two matches, to a maximum of five matches.

Here, India and New Zealand will play the two-match Test series. Thus, every winning side will earn up 60 points (dividing 120 points by two as the series has two matches). While draw and tie have different rules for distribution.

On the eve of the first Test against India, Williamson said that while the Test Championship is a right step, the points system has ‘an element to it that isn’t fair’.

Kane Williamson Points Out Flaws in ICC World Test Championship Points System 1
Kane Williamson. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

It’s an interesting one. I guess there’s an element to it that isn’t fair. But I guess there is an effort in bringing context to Test cricket which wasn’t there. So I mean the World Test Championship is a step in the right direction.

“It’s not perfect but I guess after the first year or two of it, there’ll always be efforts to continue to make it a better product,” Kane Williamson said before stating that the points distribution system needs to have a relook.

New Zealand skipper Williamson urges that further steps would be taken to improve the points distribution in the Test Championship. Earlier, Virat Kohli has also given some advice to make changes in the contest.

Kane Williamson, New Zealand
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“It is a step in the right direction but there are so many parts to it that some teams playing five, some teams playing two, the difference in countries, there are just heaps of different parts to it that don’t quite make the points of equal measure.

“But we have all signed up for it and we are all keen to see how it unfolds and I’m sure it’ll develop over time,” he added.

Meanwhile, the first Test of the series will be played at Basin Reserve in Wellington from 21st February. The second game will go underway from 29th February in Christchurch.

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