ICC approves Test Championship and ODI League; to trial 4-day Test matches
et is not a new challenge but this is the first time a genuine solution has been agreed on,” ICC chairman Shashank Manohar said.
The international leagues have had a long gestation, first being proposed in 1997 by former West Indies captain Clive Lloyd andSouthAfrica’sAli Bacher.Firmmovesto establish the championships have taken place over the last two years but havebeenslowtowintheapproval of all ICC members.
ICC chief executive Dave Richardson hailed Friday’s agreement as “a significant point in time for ICC members and our collective desire to secureavibrantfutureforinternational bilateral cricket.”
Under the rules of the Test league, the competing teams will have to play three home and three away series over the term of the competition, with each series comprising a minimum of two and maximum of five Tests. Each series is tipped to be worth 100 league points, 60 awarded to the series winner and 40 distributed on the basis of re- A between the top nine teams from 2019. Each team will play six series — three at home and three away —
Top two will play a
with the top 10 teams making it.
for the World Test Championship and the ODI league are yet to be finalised.
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direct qualification pathway to the World Cup,
Four-day Test trials 2019 World Cup, points system, hosting arrangements and competition