Former Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar opined that the ICC should find a way to declare a winner in case the rain-hit WTC final game played between India and New Zealand witnesses a draw. The ongoing World Test Championship final has been affected badly by the English weather as two days of the five-day game has got washed out completely and the play has also witnessed disruptions frequently due to bad light.
Even though there is a reserve day but with no play possible for two out of the first four days, the match might end in a draw if bad weather continues to play spoilsport.
Gavaskar Speaking to Aaj Tak opined “There must be a formula to pick a winner in case of a drawn World Test Championship final. ICC’s cricket committee should think and then make a decision. 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 really difficult. Yes, if both teams bat really badly, the three innings could be completed,” he said.
Till now, a total of 141.1 overs have been bowled so far in the marquee clash and with 196 overs still left in the game, a result can only come if the weather permits.