ICC discussing destiny of World Test Championship with members

Mumbai, July 27

The destiny of the inaugural World Test Championship (WTC) will rely upon the flexibility of nations to reschedule the sequence which were postponed as a result of COVID-19 pandemic, the International Cricket Council mentioned on Monday.

With a number of bilateral sequence being worn out, doubts stay over whether or not the WTC remaining between the highest two sides might be held as scheduled in June subsequent 12 months at Lord’s.

“We are currently in discussion with members in what their plans are around rescheduling their queue,” Geoff Allardice, ICC common supervisor – cricket operations, mentioned on a video name.

“Obviously there are groups which have rescheduled them as rapidly as doable and relying on what number of of them might be rescheduled inside the obtainable time window, that can give us a greater view on probably the most acceptable timing for the ultimate,” mentioned Allardice.

“But at this stage the final is scheduled for June 2021. But we are working with the members on that, to understand their rescheduling of the series that are postponed already,” he added.

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The 9 top-ranked sides are scheduled play three sequence every at residence and away to find out the finalists with India main the desk at present, adopted by Australia.

Earlier on Monday, the ICC mentioned the three-match sequence between England and Ireland starting on Thursday will kick off the inaugural Super League, which can decide who qualifies for the 2023 World Cup in India.

England had been additionally the primary to host worldwide cricket after a 117-day shutdown when a three-Test sequence towards West Indies started in bio-secure situations in Southampton earlier this month.

Allardice mentioned the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) had executed a “fantastic” job within the resumption of worldwide cricket and security stays the precedence with the scenario concerning the brand new coronavirus differing from nation to nation.

“The measures that you might need to resume international cricket in New Zealand, for example, might be very different to what the ECB has put in place,” he mentioned.

Allardice added that the ICC was not at present wanting past Test, 50-overs and T20 codecs to unfold the sport. Reuters

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