Sunil Gavaskar says, ‘ICC should come up with a formula to find the winner in case of drawn WTC final’


Former Indian batting legend Sunil Gavaskar feels that ICC should find a solution to decide a winner in case the rain-hit World Test Championship (WTC) final between India and New Zealand ends in a draw. This clash has been affected by English weather with the opening and the fourth day washed out completely, while the play has been interrupted frequently due to bad light.

Although there is a Reserve Day with no play possible for two out of the first four days, the match will most probably end in a draw if inclement weather continues to stop the play. Sunil Gavaskar reported to Aaj Tak, “There must be a formula to pick a winner in case of the drawn World Test Championship final. ICC’s cricket committee should think and then make a decision.”

He added, “It seems that the World Test Championship final will end up as a draw and the trophy will be shared. this will be the first time that the trophy will be shared in a final. To complete three innings in two days would be difficult. If both team bat badly, the three innings could be completed. In football, they have a penalty shootout or they have some other method to decide a winner. In Tennis, there are five sets and there is a tie-breaker.” This statement shows that the legend urges ICC to find a tie-breaker to determine a winner.