The deadly Coronavirus pandemic has thrown the entire economy in all countries to uncertainty. The previously scheduled sports events, regardless of the games, have plunged either in cancellation or postponement. The fate of the likes of Indian Premier League and English cricketing summer hangs in balance as long as the disease is contained. Meanwhile, the ICC has revealed their take on the World Test Championship’s schedule, which has also suffered in the wake of this.
The ICC Test Championship began in August last year with England taking on Australia in the inaugural series. It was earlier reported that the apex body of cricket might reschedule the tournament’s decider from 2021 to a later stage since plenty of events in between could also get pushed ahead. The fate of the men’s edition of the ICC World T20, slated to take place in October in Australia, would get determined on the 29th of March.
A spokesperson of the ICC claimed that they are looking at all the available options for the time being. However, no decisions have been taken yet. The WTC was introduced to add more context to the purest and the longest form of the game. Unlike limited-overs cricket, whose fan following increased exponentially ever since it came into picture, Test cricket has fallen behind.
“At present, the ICC is considering the options available to us regarding the World Test Championship and no decisions have been taken.” a source from ICC said as quoted by Times Now.
Points table thus far:
India are the table-toppers at present with 360 points in their wicket. Virat Kohli’s men remained undefeated until Kane Williamson’s New Zealand beat them comprehensively last month in the two-Test series. Australia occupy the second spot with 296 points with their neighbours, Kiwis in the third at 180 points.