ICC To Approve World Test Championship, The Tournament Will Be Like World Cup

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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