ICC likely to change the points system from next cycle of World test Championships
Reliable sources from ICC has indicated that the points system of the World test Championships will undergo a change. After the first edition is completed with the WTC final.
From the next cycle, ICC will allocate the same number of points per test win. Instead of allocating an equal number of points for each test series which came under a lots of criticism. ICC likely to change the points system from next cycle of WTC.
In the current arrangement, every test series whether of 2 tests or 3 tests or five tests had the same allocation of 120 points. This led to a lot of criticism as for example in the Ashes series. Which is 5 five-test series, a team gets only 24 points for each test win. Whereas in an India v Bangladesh series. Which is generally not more than 2 tests, a team gets 60 points for a test win. Later due to the non-hosting of many test series due to covid. ICC changed the point system to percentage points and thereby taking out the percentage for a total number of points per number of tests played.
Looking at the above mismatch ICC is set to decide upon the percentage points system. Where each team’s total points will be divided with the number of matches played to give a much more fair assessment. In addition to an equal number of points allocation for a test win.