Champions’ Mace

The Champions’ Mace is awarded to any team reaching the no 1 position in the Test Cricket League.  It is retained by that team during their tenure as Champions, before being passed on to the next incumbent.


Current Holders

South Africa (since 06 Feb 12)


Past Holders

22 Aug 11 – 06 Feb 12 – England
6 Dec 09 – 22 Aug 11 – India
30 Aug 09 – 6 Dec 09 – Sri Lanka
23 Aug 09 – 30 Aug 09 – India
22 Mar 09 – 23 Aug 09 – Australia
7 Jan 09 – 22 Mar 09 – South Africa
28 Oct 03 – 7 Jan 09 – Australia
22 Mar 01 – 28 Oct 03 – South Africa
3 Apr 00 – 22 Mar 01 – Australia
6 Mar 00 – 3 Apr 00 – South Africa
4 Jan 00 – 6 Mar 00 – Australia
4 Oct 99 – 4 Jan 00 – Pakistan
3 May 95 – 4 Oct 99 – Australia
23 Jan 95 – 3 May 95 – West Indies


Number of Weeks as Champions

Australia – 583 weeks, 1 day
South Africa – 231 weeks, 2 days*
India – 90 weeks, 1 day
England – 24 weeks
West Indies – 14 weeks, 2 days
Sri Lanka – 14 weeks
Pakistan – 13 weeks, 1 day
Bangladesh – 0 weeks
New Zealand – 0 weeks
Zimbabwe – 0 weeks

* correct on 26 Aug 13

All records start from 23 January 1995, the date that South Africa became eligible for the Test Cricket League following their return to Test status.

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