India, NZ – Adjudged Joint Winner In Case Of Draw or Tie
The ICC has also set aside a Reserve Day to make up for any time lost during the Finals’ regular days.
Joint Victors Of The Inaugural World Test Championship (ICC)
If their final match in Southampton ends in a draw or tie, the International Cricket Council will declare India and New Zealand joint victors of the inaugural World Test Championship (WTC).
The Playing Conditions
“A draw or a tie will see both teams hailed as equal winners…”, according to the world body’s playing conditions.
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Reserve Day for time lost
The ICC has also set aside a Reserve Day to make up for any time lost during the regular days of the Final, which is expected to take place from June 18 to 22.
“Both of these decisions were made in June 2018, prior to the commencement of the ICC World Test Championship.”
The Reserve Day was planned to enable five full days of play, and it will only be used if lost playing time cannot be made up through the standard provisions for 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 ICC said.
The Final Decision
The final decision on whether or not to employ the Reserve Day will be made at the scheduled start of the fifth day’s last hour. Following this India will use SG Test at home, while New Zealand will utilize Kookaburra. The final will be played with Grade 1 Dukes balls.