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LG rankings straight and simple: Richardson

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MUMBAI, JAN. 28. The International Cricket Council general manager (cricket) Dave Richardson said that the LG ICC Test and ODI ratings and player rankings are based on `facts on score sheets, less complicated than the preceding one, and does not take into account details such as margins of victory and state of the pitch.' At a workshop organised for the media, the former South African wicketkeeper explained the formula devised by London-based scorer and statistician, David Kendrix, for the LG Test championship and ODI matches and by Ted Dexter Associates for the individual player rankings.

The ratings for Tests and one-dayers take into account, all Test and series results, reflect the strength of the opposition and current form of teams and players and ignore the state of the pitch. A point is awarded for each Test match and a bonus point for a series win. No bonus point is there for one-day Internationals.

"The player rankings are a little complicated, but not difficult to follow. The batsmen and bowlers would be ranked on a 0-1000 scale, with the batsmen receiving more value for `rapid scoring' and the bowler receiving value for `economical bowling'."

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