WTC final - India and New Zealand to share trophy in case of a draw or a tie

WTC final – India and New Zealand to share trophy in case of a draw or a tie

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Reserve day to be used only if time lost on first five days are not made up on those days

India and New Zealand will be crowned joint winners of the inaugural World Test Championship in case the final ends in a draw or a tie, the ICC confirmed on Friday. And while there is a reserve day, it will come into play only if time lost during the five regular days – June 18 to 22 – is not made up on those days. The ICC has also announced that the match will be played using Grade 1 Dukes balls.

While the original draft of the playing conditions for the inaugural cycle of the WTC (2019-21) had been laid out in 2018 itself, as reported by ESPNcricinfo on May 17 that year, the ICC has now updated it for the final.

On Friday, the ICC reiterated that the reserve day will only be a contingency measure and would not be used to get to a result in case the “five full days of play” are not enough to separate the two teams.

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