New Delhi: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced the playing conditions for the final of the ICC World Test Championship on Friday. The final match of the World Test Championship will be played between India and New Zealand in Southampton on 18 June. Playing conditions are kind of like rules about what will happen in which situation and which team will be declared the winner in which situation.
According to the playing conditions prepared by the ICC for the World Test Championship, if the result of this great match between India and New Zealand is a draw or a tie, then in this situation both the teams will be declared joint winners. If it rains in the match or if the match is interrupted due to bad light, then the remaining overs of the match will be played on reserve day.
This match is to be held from June 18 to 22 and June 23 will be the reserve day for this match. The decision was taken only in June 2018, when the ICC World Test Championship was announced. The reserve day is set to ensure a full five days of play, and shall be used only if the time lost cannot be refunded through the general provisions of making up the time lost every day. If a positive result is not achieved after five full days of play, no extra days will be played and the match will be declared a draw.
In the event of time lost during a match, the ICC Match Referee will regularly update teams and the media on how the reserve day can be used. The final decision on whether to use the reserve day will be announced at the scheduled start of the last hour on the fifth day. This match will be played with Grade 1 Dukes cricket ball. The final of the ICC World Test Championship will also see changes in international cricket playing conditions, implemented in the ongoing ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League series between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
Short run – The third umpire shall automatically review any call of ‘short run’ by the on-field umpire and communicate the decision to the on-field umpire before the next ball is bowled.
Player Review – The fielding captain or dismissed batsman may confirm with the umpire whether a genuine attempt has been made to play the ball before deciding to initiate a player review for LBW.
DRS Reviews – For LBW reviews, the height margin of the wicket zone is raised to the top of the stump to ensure the same umpire’s call margin around the stump for both height and width.