Sri Lanka, Nov. 21 -- The International Cricket Council (ICC) has confirmed the World Test Championship (WTC) points system will be amended, since several matches test series have been cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Therefore, a decision has been taken to decide the finalists on the basis of the percentage of points earned from the matches that have been played.

The ICC Board approved the recommendation by its cricket committee, headed by Anil Kumble, stating that the team's points earned will be calculated as a percentage of the points that have been acquired in the limited number of matches played. The new standings will be decided accordingly.

The decision was taken at the ICC's last quarterly meeting of the year 2020.