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World Test Championship Final 2021: Who will be declared winner if the match ends in a draw?

03:58 PM Jun 15, 2021 | FPJ Web Desk

The Indian team is all set to take on New Zealand in the highly-anticipated final of the ICC World Test Championship. The big names in the sides would be expected to soak up the pressure in the high-octane clash and bring the coveted trophy home.

While both the teams are in England getting ready for the finals, fans are anxious to know about the ICC's rule regarding the winner of the championship in case the game ends in a draw.

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In case the match ends in a draw or a tie, both the teams will be declared as joint winners of the inaugural World Test Championship. Moreover, a Reserve Day has been set aside in order to make up for the time lost during the five regular days.

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"The playing conditions confirm that a draw or a tie will see both teams crowned as joint winners as well as the allocation of a Reserve Day to make up for any lost time during the regular days of the Final - scheduled to be played from 18 to 22 June, with 23 June set aside as the Reserve Day. Both of these decisions were made in June 2018, prior to the commencement of the ICC World Test Championship," the ICC claimed in its media release a while ago.

The ICC also claimed that the Reserve Day has been scheduled only to ensure five full days of play. "The Reserve Day will only be used if lost playing time cannot be recovered through the normal provisions of making up lost time 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," read the ICC media release.

Also Read: ICC World Test Championship Final 2021: A look at India's record against New Zealand in Tests

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