Test Championship Mace
Test Championship Mace

The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced on Tuesday it would present the Test championship mace to India skipper Virat Kohli after the end of the third and final Test against New Zealand at the Holkar Stadium here.

India is assured of the top spot, but will officially overtake Pakistan at the top only when the rankings are updated at the end of the series.

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On behalf of the ICC, former India captain and ICC Cricket Hall of Famer Sunil Gavaskar will make the presentation immediately after the awards ceremony for the series.

The mace was produced by the then British Crown Jeweller, Asprey and Garrard, in 2001, which was commissioned to make a distinctive prize designed to stand out from other cricket trophies.

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It was valued at $36,894 (30,000 pounds) in 2001 and automatically passes from one team to another as results confirm a change of leadership in the ICC Test team rankings chart.