World Test Championship: ICC confirm draw or tie will see both teams crowned as joint winners

New Delhi: India and New Zealand will end as joint winners in case of a draw or a tie in the World Test Championship (WTC) final, which will also have a reserve day to make up for any lost time during regular days of the final, the International Cricket Council announced on Friday.

“The playing conditions confirm that a draw or a tie will see both teams crowned as joint winners as well as the allocation of a Reserve Day to make up for any lost time during the regular days of the Final — scheduled to be played from 18 to 22 June, with 23 June set aside as the Reserve Day. Both of these decisions were made in June 2018, prior to the commencement of the ICC World Test Championship,” said a statement from ICC.

The ICC added that the reserve day has been kept only in the event of lost time and not to get a result.

“The Reserve Day has been scheduled to ensure five full days of play, and it will only be used if lost playing time cannot be recovered through the normal provisions of making up lost time each day. There will be no additional day’s play if a positive result is not achieved after five full days of play and the match will be declared a draw in such a scenario,” the statement added.

The WTC final will be played between June 18 and 22 in Southampton.

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