India skipper Virat Kohli has slammed ICC’s latest announcement regarding the new points system in place to determine the final standings of the first edition of the World Test Championship (WTC). In the old system, teams that had the maximum points would make it to the final.
Due to the new rule in place, Team India have dropped to the second spot from the first. At present, Australia are at the top of the points table. The governing body of the game has announced that the WTC final will be between the sides who have the highest percentage of points earned from those they contested. The ICC also announced that these changes were made keeping the coronavirus pandemic in mind.
Virat Kohli unimpressed:
The new point system could very well jeopardise India’s chances in the championship. And speaking on the eve of the first ODI against Australia, Virat Kohli made it clear that is not at all impressed with ICC’s recent announcement. The India star stated that the decision from the apex body was a sudden one.
He also stated that the new point system is confusing and difficult to understand. Speaking further, the 32-year old stated that further questions should be asked to the ICC about the new point system.
“It is definitely surprising because we were told that points were the matter of contention for the top two teams qualifying in the World Test Championship and now suddenly, it has become percentage,” said Virat Kohli.
“It is confusing and difficult to understand why, and if these things were explained to us from day one, it would have been easier for us to understand the reasons. It has happened out of nowhere. Further questions about this should be asked to the ICC and understand why this has been done and what are the reasons behind it,” he added.