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ICC World Test Championship WTC Schedule PDF, Fixture, League Format, Rules, Point Scoring System 2019-21

ICC officially announced the inaugural edition of World Test Championship (WTC) 2019-21 on Monday. It will begin with the first Test of Ashes series from 1 August 2019 and end in England with the last Lord’s Test in June 2021. If the last Test is a draw or a tie, then the team who finished at the top in the league stages will be the winner of the World Test championship. Let’s see ICC World Test Championship WTC Schedule PDF 2019-21 Fixture, League Format, Rules, Point Scoring System;

In 2010, ICC approved the plan for a World Test Championship. But due to some reasons, it was canceled in following two attempts to hold the inaugural competition in 2013 and 2017.

Nine out of the twelve Test-playing nations teams will faces with each other in World Test Championship Competition. All of them will play six series (three away series and three home series). Each series will have two to five Test matches. Each series will have a maximum 120 points and the top two teams who earn maximum points in a league stage will play the final match.

ICC World Test Championship Format

This tournament will be played in 2019-21 in the coming two years. Every Test-playing nations will face the other six opposition teams. They will have to play three series at home and three series away from home.

Each series will have two to five test matches. So every team has to play a series like the same number instead of playing the same test. The two teams, who will be in the top spot till the end of the league stage, will be playing the final in England in June 2021.

ICC World Test Championship Point Scoring System

Each series will have a maximum of 120 points. No matter how long the series is, but every team playing this series will get the same points. Due to this, there will not harm the countries playing fewer matches. The ICC has also decided that the points will be given for the outcome of the match rather than the results of the series.

Even if the series draws but the points will be divided equally among all the matches of the series. Therefore, in each series of five Test matches, each match will get 20 points, whereas in the two Test matches each match will get 60 points.

World Test Championship Points Distributions Chart

Matches in series Points for a win Points for a tie Points for a draw Points for a defeat
2 60 30 20 0
3 40 20 13.3 0
4 30 15 10 0
5 24 12 8 0

Participants of ICC World Test Championship

Total nine teams will be taking part in ICC World Test Championship:

• Australia
• Bangladesh
• England
• India
• New Zealand
• Pakistan
• South Africa
• Sri Lanka
• West Indies

According to the ICC, each team has to play only with six out of eight other participants, so in the first and second editions of the tournament, India and Pakistan will not play against each other.

ICC World Test Championship Schedule

Under the 2018-2023 Future Tours Program, the ICC announced the schedule for the World Test Championship on June 20, 2018.

2-Test series 3-Test series 4-Test series 5-Test series
SL v NZ (2019) WI v IND (2019) IND v SA (2019) SA v ENG (2019-20) ENG v AUS (2019)
PAK v SL (2019) IND v BAN (2019) AUS v NZ (2019-20) AUS v IND (2020-21) IND v ENG (2021)
AUS v PAK (2019) PAK v BAN (2020) ENG v WI (2020)
NZ v IND (2020) SL v ENG (2020) SL v BAN (2020)
BAN v AUS (2020) WI v SA (2020) ENG v PAK (2020)
BAN v NZ (2020) NZ v WI (2020) BAN v WI (2021)
NZ v PAK (2020) SA v SL (2021) SA v AUS (2021)
PAK v SA (2021) WI v SL (2021)

Download ICC World Test Championship WTC Schedule PDF 2019-21

Detailed Schedule of ICC World Test Championship

Australia

July-August-September 2019: Five Ashes Tests away in England

November 2019: Two home Tests against Pakistan

December 2019-January 2020: Three home Tests against New Zealand

February 2020: Two away Tests against Bangladesh

November-December 2020: Four home Tests against India

February-March 2021: Three away Tests against South Africa

England

July-August 2019: Five Ashes Tests at home against Australia

December 2019-January 2020: Four away Tests in South Africa

March 2020: Two away Tests in Sri Lanka

June-July 2020: Three home Tests against West Indies

July-August 2020: Three home Tests against Pakistan

January-February 2021: Five away Tests in India

India

July-August 2019: Two away Tests in West Indies

October-November 2019: Three home Tests against South Africa

November 2019: Two home Tests against Bangladesh

February 2020: Two away Tests in New Zealand

December 2020: Four away Tests in Australia

January-February 2021: Five home Tests against England

Pakistan

October 2019: Two home Tests against Sri Lanka

November-December 2019: Two away Tests in Australia

January-February 2020: Two home Tests against Bangladesh

July-August 2020: Three away Tests in England

December 2020: Two away Tests in New Zealand

January-February 2021: Two home Tests against South Africa

South Africa

October 2019: Three away Tests in India

December 2019-January 2020 – Four home Tests against England

July-August 2020: Two away Tests in West Indies

January 2021: Two home Tests against Sri Lanka

January-February 2021: Two away Tests against Pakistan

February-March 2021: Three home Tests against Australia

New Zealand

July-August 2019: Two away Tests in Sri Lanka

December 2019-January 2020: Three away Tests in Australia

February 2020: Two home Tests against India

August-September 2020: Two away Tests in Bangladesh

November-December 2020: Three home Tests against West Indies

December 2020: Two home Tests against Pakistan

Sri Lanka

July-August 2019: Two home Tests against New Zealand

October 2019: Two away Tests against Pakistan

March-April 2020: Two home Tests against England

July-August 2020: Three home Tests against Bangladesh

January 2021: Two away Tests in South Africa

February-March 2021: Two away Tests in West Indies

Bangladesh

November 2019: Two away Tests in India

January-February 2020: Two away Tests in Pakistan

February 2020: Two home Tests against Australia

July-August 2020: Three away Tests in Sri Lanka

August-September 2020: Two home Tests against New Zealand

January-February 2021: Three home Tests against West Indies

West Indies

July-August 2019: Two home Tests against India

June-July 2020: Three away Tests in England

July-August 2020: Two home Tests against South Africa

November-December 2020: Three away Tests in New Zealand

January-February 2021: Three away Tests in Bangladesh

February-March 2021: Two home Tests in Sri Lanka

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