The Black Caps coach Gary Stead wants changes made to the test championship competition to make it fairer.

Newly elected world cricket chair Greg Barclay has suggested the championship, which is due to culminate in a final at Lord’s next year, may not be fit for purpose.

Cancellations due to coronavirus and the uneveness of international schedules has forced a change to the points system which may work in New Zealand favour.

However the Black Caps who currently sit fourth with Australia and India at the top, will still need to win all four tests against the West Indies and Pakistan at home this summer and then hope other results go their way if they’re to reach the final.

Stead says the points system needs to change.

“I would encourage the ICC to have a look at having the same points, spread over the same number of game – perhaps if they play a five test series maybe the points only count over the first two or three tests which and that might bring a bit more fairness over the whole thing.”


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