The International Cricket Council (ICC) has recently announced that both teams will be declared joint winners if the final match of the World Test Championship between India and New Zealand is drawn or tie. The ICC is facing criticism for its decision. Many believe that there must be winners at the WTC. Former Australian spinner Brad Hogg believes the World Test Championship is a good finish.
Hogg is of the opinion that if the ODI World Cup final and T20 World Cup final result can be reached by super over, there is no reason to skip the test. He said that if the WTC finals were to be won, the simplest solution would be to declare the team to be the winner at the World Test Championship’s points table. However, Hogg makes an interesting point for the WTC Final.
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Hogg said on his YouTube channel, “After playing tough Test cricket in the domestic and overseas series over the last two and a half years, I think that’s why the best teams are joint winners after the final draw. “We need a full winner in the final Test of the WTC series. They need it.
“We need to do something different and bring back the old tradition of Test cricket,” he said. Timeless Test matches, those test matches that run until we find the winner. The timeless Test match is a cricket match, played without any boundaries until it is won or tied. The last timeless Test match was played between South Africa and England in 1939. The result came in 10 days. Hogg believes that 99 timeless Tests have been played so far and that the WTC Final is the perfect fit for the 100th timeless Test.
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