The International Cricket Council’s (ICC) official website has made a major error in the current World Test Championship points table.
The points table contains inaccurate information about each team’s draws and defeats. The draws and loses columns have been swapped in the ICC table, which has an impact on the total points percentage of the teams.
Australia, the current points leaders, has played eight matches in the league so far, winning five and drawing three. However, according to the ICC’s points table, Australia has won five games, lost three, and drawn none. Despite the error, Australia’s percentage of points is appropriately displayed.
Similarly, the rest of the points table has the same issue, with the draws and losses columns switched for all of the competing teams.
A team receives 12 points for a win, 6 points for a tie, 4 points for a draw, and 0 points for a defeat, according to the points distribution. After each match, the teams are ranked based on the proportion of points they have accumulated.
A win is worth 100 points, a tie is worth 50 points, a draw is worth 33.33 percent of the points, and a defeat is worth 0 points. Slow-over rates are also penalised, with one championship point subtracted for each short over.