LAHORE – The Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) Monday formally launched the inaugural World Take a look at Championship (WTC).
Getting underway on Thursday, the Take a look at Championship will see the highest 9 Take a look at groups on the planet – Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka and the West Indies – compete in 71 Take a look at matches throughout 27 collection, performed over two years; with the highest two groups contesting the ICC World Take a look at Championship Last in June 2021 (to be performed within the UK) and the winners topped ICC World Take a look at Champions.
Feedback Geoff Allardice, ICC Common Supervisor – Cricket Operations stated in a press release: “The ICC Males’s Cricket World Cup this summer time confirmed simply how vital it’s for each sport to rely and for the world’s greatest groups to go head-to-head. The World Take a look at Championship will deliver relevance and context to bilateral Take a look at cricket over the following two years, making a pinnacle occasion for the five-day format, simply because the World Cups for women and men do within the ODI and T20I codecs.”
“Take a look at cricket is the top of our sport,” stated England’s main check wicket-taker, James Anderson. “It’s the very essence of cricket and the vast majority of gamers need to attempt to play the purist type of the sport. The ICC World Take a look at Championship is one other good initiative for the game, including context and relevance to each Take a look at collection. Each Take a look at issues, however much more so now.”
“We’re awaiting the ICC World Take a look at Championship with nice enthusiasm because it provides context to the longest format of the sport,” stated India’s skipper, Virat Kohli. “Take a look at cricket may be very difficult and popping out on high within the conventional type is all the time extremely satisfying. The Indian staff has finished rather well in recent times and can be fancying its probabilities within the championship.”
“The World Take a look at Championship is a improbable initiative,” stated Australia Take a look at captain Tim Paine. “We love taking part in Take a look at cricket, it’s the top for us, stays massively common in Australia and we’re lucky that it enjoys nice assist at residence amongst gamers, the media and the general public. To put on the saggy inexperienced is the last word for all Australian cricketers and if the World Take a look at Championship helps to make sure that all nations make Exams a excessive precedence then that must be excellent news for the sport on the whole and the persevering with well being of the format specifically.”