Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

In an announcement about world ranking, International Cricket Council (ICC) had showed India as the No.1 Test side on Wednesday. After the ICC announcement, fans were excited and speculations were rife that India displaced Australia from the top spot following their emphatic victory in the first Test match of the ongoing Border-Gavaskar Trophy at Nagpur.

However, later on the same day ICC issued another updated list that showed Rohit Sharma’s side back at No.2. Clarifying about the update, ICC sought apology citing technical glitch for the blunder.

Cricket’s global body ICC admitted the error by issuing a statement on Thursday.

“ICC acknowledges, for a short period of time on February 15, 2023 that, due to a technical error, India were erroneously displayed as the No.1 Test team on the ICC website,” the statement read.

“We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Australia remain on top of the ICC Test Team Rankings after the latest update following the conclusion of Zimbabwe’s two-match series against West Indies. Australia will head into the second Test against India in Delhi, starting on Friday, January 17, as the No.1-ranked team with 126 rating points, 11 above India’s 115,” the statement further read.

Notably, India are eyeing a place in the forthcoming ICC World Test Championship final by performing splendidly against Australia in the ongoing Test Series. The visitors are the top contenders for the World Test Championship final.