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Michael Holding Calls World Take a look at Championship’s Factors System “Ridiculous”

West Indies quick bowling nice Michael Holding has termed the World Take a look at Championship’s factors system as “ridiculous”, the place a few of the Assessments shall be rendered inconsequential as soon as groups realise that they can not end in prime two within the factors desk. As per the present factors system, the worth for every Take a look at match win in a two-match collection is 60 factors a recreation. Nonetheless, if it is a five-match collection, the worth of a Take a look at match win is lowered to 24. So principally, a workforce can achieve as much as 120 factors from a collection, whatever the variety of matches.

The highest two then qualify for the ultimate. The Take a look at Championship, which is scheduled to complete with a remaining at Lord’s in June 2021, was launched by the ICC final yr in a bid to revive bilateral Take a look at cricket.

“It does not work,” Holding advised Wisden Cricket Month-to-month throughout a spherical desk when requested if the Take a look at championship was attaining what it was designed for.

“To begin with the factors system is ridiculous. You may’t play 5 Take a look at matches and get the identical quantity of factors should you play two Take a look at matches.

“And secondly, in some unspecified time in the future you are going to have groups who know they can not get to the ultimate and so these Take a look at matches aren’t going to be all that entertaining. Folks know it is simply one other recreation.”

England quick bowler Chris Woakes, who was additionally a part of the roundtable, mentioned the factors system would possibly have to be tweaked in future.

“The New Zealand collection (England misplaced 1-Zero away to the Black Caps final winter) wasn’t a part of the World Take a look at Championship however that defeat did not have an effect on us any much less as gamers,” Woakes mentioned.

“I feel the system would possibly want a little bit of tinkering with sooner or later. Anybody can flip somebody over in a one-off remaining, relying on the toss or situations. If there was extra time within the calendar they may do a three-match remaining however sadly there simply is not,” he mentioned.

India are at present main the World Take a look at Championship which has been thrown out of drugs because of the COVID-19 pandemic, which noticed the postponement of numerous collection.

In February this yr, New Zealand captain Kane Williamson had mentioned there are components of the factors system used for the World Take a look at Championship that are “unfair”. 

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