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World Test Championship Likely to be Scrapped: Reports

COVID-19 has run havoc, especially in the cricketing world. The latest cricketing event to get affected due to this pandemic is the ICC World Test Championship.

World Test Championship might get scrapped or rescheduled

The ICC induced a new tournament in their cricketing calendar in the form of ICC World Test Championship. The inaugural season had begun in the last summer with the Ashes series.

As we all know, the entire world is facing a crisis in the form of novel coronavirus which has put human life on hold, Many Football events like La Liga, English Premier League, Tennis grand slams like Roland Garros, Wimbledon and Tokyo Olympics all have been either postponed or cancelled.

If reports are to be believed, the final of ICC World Test Championship which was slated for June 2021 in Lord’s might get postponed as well. The United Kingdom’s government is proposing a 6-months lockdown and if this happens then it would be impossible to host the final in June 2021.

The decision will be taken as soon as next Thursday over the fate

As per the reports of Telegraph.co.uk, ICC will take the final decision on Thursday after conducting a video conference with the respective boards and will decide the fate of the final.

According to the format, all participating nations will be playing 6 series ahead of the finals. India who are the numero uno Test side have played 4 series so far along with Australia who also have featured in 4 series.

Teams like West Indies, Bangladesh, and England have played only one or two series.

With the fate of Asia Cup 2020 and the T20 World Cup also looking in gloomy clouds, it would be a very tough task for the ICC to manage the cricketing calendar for this year amidst the COVID-19 outbreak. We will have to wait what fate lies for the final of the ICC World Test Championship.

Akshay Singh
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An ardent sports enthusiast who likes to write in such a manner so that the readers could relate themselves and feel the passion of the game.