The points system of World Test Championship is ridiculous: Holding
Former West Indies fast bowler Michael Holding has called the points system of the World Test Championship ridiculous. According to him, some teams will realize in advance that they will not be able to go to the top two of the points table. That means they will not be able to play in the final.
Holding said it in a monthly edition of Wisden Cricket. Under the current points system, a team can take a maximum of 120 points from a two-match Test series. As such, in a five-match Test series, this point should be 24 per match. So that the whole series is 120 points.
“First of all, the points system of the World Test Championship is ridiculous. You will earn the same points in a two-match Test series and the same points in a five-match series. Secondly in this point system you will know that some teams will not be able to play in the final. Then those teams will not find any importance in the test match. He will only play for the rule.”
England fast bowler Chris Woakes also agrees with Michael Holding. According to him, the points system of the Test Championship should be adjusted.
Woakes said, “I think the points system should change a bit for the future. Because of the toss and the conditions, anyone can make the match one-sided. If there is time in the FTP, the final match should be a three-match series, although no one is talking about it yet.”
India are currently top of the points table in the ICC Test Championship. Many series are currently suspended due to coronavirus infection.