ECB proposes point based system for Sri Lanka series

ECB proposes point based system for Sri Lanka series

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England Cricket Board is looking forward to making slight changes by offering to make use of modified points system for the home series against Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has confirmed that the ECB has made a request for the upcoming series.

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) secretary Mohan de Silva confirmed receiving the proposals covering the three tests, five one-dayers and a Twenty20 International set to be played between the teams from May 19 to July 5.

“The ECB has made a request, but we have not discussed or agreed up to this point of time,” SLC’s secretary Mohan de Silva said. “We will probably take it up at the next executive committee meeting. The CEO and the Cricket Operations Manager will have to make a recommendation to the committee.”

The ECB introduced points-based scoring across all three formats for the women’s Ashes in 2013. There were six points available for winning a Test, two for a draw, and two points for the ODIs and T20s. Later, four points were decided for a Test win.

The exact details of how a points system would work if the idea was adopted for the English season are yet to be confirmed.

The point based system has already generated interest in Australia. Cricket Australia’s team performance manager Pat Howard said that events in the UK would be monitored with interest ahead of Australia’s next assignments, including a multi-format tour of Sri Lanka in July and August.

“We’ve noted the trial and we will see how it plays out,” Howard said, “before considering any changes to our current system, whether it be at home or in an away series.”

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