You may have heard plans over the last few weeks to introduce a points system to bring together the results of all three formats of the game – Investec Tests, Royal London ODIs and NatWest IT20s.
We can now confirm that England and Sri Lanka will be making history by competing for a Super Series, over and above their contests in each of the three formats.
It will be the same later in the summer, with England and Pakistan collecting points in a separate Super Series. The full details of the points system are below.
“We believe this will enhance the international game over all formats, at a time when we all recognise the need to keep all forms of international cricket exciting, relevant and engaging for the public.
It will also help in linking our performances in red and white ball cricket – committing the players in our different teams to an overall cause.
We have to recognise that the world of cricket is changing very quickly. We’ve seen some fantastic innovations recently such as the first ever day-night Test Match in Australia last year, and I see this as something similar for all formats – a way of keeping them all relevant. It’s part of our ongoing efforts to modernise the game of cricket. I hope you enjoy it.” Andrew Strauss
HOW THE SUPER SERIES WILL WORK
The results in each of the three formats between the two countries will be combined
Four points available for a Test win
Two points for a win in either of the white-ball formats
A £25,000 cheque on offer to the team who accumulate the most points