Points discarded from Northern Districts vs Central Districts game due to Covid outbreak


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In consequence, ND are as much as second place on the Plunket Protect factors desk

Northern Districts had simply begun their second innings, having put up 496 for six declared within the first. Central Districts had responded with 408 for 7 declared and their bowlers had picked up an early wicket as properly when the sport needed to be shut down.

To maintain up with the disruption brought on by the pandemic, the rankings in all of New Zealand’s home competitions are based mostly on factors per recreation.

“In a circumstance the place a match is named off attributable to Covid-19, neither group receives factors, and the fixture isn’t included when calculating the factors per match ratio,” an NZC press launch on Saturday stated.

The ICC did one thing comparable throughout the inaugural World Take a look at Championship, the place halfway by way of the season, they stated a group’s factors shall be calculated as a percentage of the total points that they had up for grabs.
“The cancellation of the match has subsequently seen Northern Districts return to second spot on the desk, overtaking Canterbury on common factors per recreation,” the NZC added, “Regardless of Canterbury in the meantime having picked up eight first-innings bonus factors from their drawn match with the Otago Volts, after a weather-hit ultimate day in Rangiora.

“Along with runaway leaders the Auckland Aces (who could be equalled, however can’t be overtaken, on common factors per recreation) Northern Districts is now the one different group alive within the Plunket Protect.

“Nonetheless, the Aces, [who beat Wellington on Wednesday], have a recreation in hand and require only one additional level from their final two fixtures (with a most of 20 factors out there per spherical) to safe the title outright.”

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