Pakistan Cricket Board and Sri Lanka Cricket Board have agreed to imply points-based scoring system for their upcoming tours of England later this year.
We have received an agreement in principle from the boards of both Sri Lanka and Pakistan and will release further details of the proposal in due course; an ECB spokesman told ESPNcricinfo.
The suggestion was presented to Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) earlier this month ahead of their tour to England in May and June.
The proposal was previously tested successfully on the points system for the last three Women’s Ashes series.
Pakistan will play in England tour with the first Test scheduled on July 16, which will be followed by three more Tests, five ODIs, and a one-off T20I.
According to the points system, four points will be awarded for winning a Test match while two points will be up for grabs for each victory in ODIs and T20Is.
With a total of 28 points to be played for and Tests preceding the rest of the series, a 4-0 win for any team might seal the over-all series for one side with 16 points in their tally.
Players who have been selected for all three formats gave mixed views about this system.
Joe Root said :
Whatever it is, it’s going to make it extremely competitive, and it might bring all three formats together a little bit more.
Ben Stokes added :
I think it would be rubbish.They’ve changed a lot of things, but Ashes is Ashes, it’s a massive series for England and Australia, and I don’t see why it should get changed. People who watch the game and follow the game, especially in the Ashes, would get a little bit like ‘why are we doing this?’ and I’d probably be in the same boat.