West Indies in second edition of WTC

Second Test – England v West Indies
West Indies’ Kraigg Brathwaite, as play resumes against in England in Second Test behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19)
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West Indies will face trips to Australia, South Africa and Sri Lanka when the second edition of the ICC World Test Championship (WTC) for the 2021-23 cycle begins later this month.
The Caribbean side finished eighth in the first edition of the WTC, which New Zealand won.
In the schedule announced recently by the governing International Cricket Council, West Indies will also play home series against Pakistan, Bangladesh and England.
Each match in the Championship will now be contested for the same number of points — 12 for a win, four for a draw and six for a tie, moving away from the previous system where the same number of points were allocated to each series, divided by the number of matches played.
The cut-off date for the WTC fixtures to be completed is March 31, 2023.
West Indies has begun its Championship campaign against Pakistan in a two-match series, which started on Aug. 12.

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