According to the various reports, the International Cricket Council (ICC) is set to approve plans for its long-awaited World Test Championship at a meeting in New Zealand which will be going to held later this week.

ICC To Approve World Test Championship, The Tournament Will Be Like World Cup
Source: Wikipedia
The sport’s governing body has argued for years that a Test championship is needed to boost the five-day format’s popularity as crowds and television viewers flock to the big-hitting Twenty20 version of the game.

The Sydney Morning Herald reported that plans for a nine-nation Test championship were now well advanced and the ICC was set to give the concept a green light on Friday at a meeting in Auckland.

It said the first edition of the competition would run over a two-year cycle beginning in 2019, culminating in a final between the top two teams at Lord’s.

ICC To Approve World Test Championship, The Tournament Will Be Like World Cup
Source: Daily Mail
Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland told the Herald, “You’re also creating structure in such a way that you no longer have games without meaning. They are all part of a league championship.”
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