ICC Test Championship that initiated in 2019 has got disrupting in the schedule amid Coronavirus breakdown. The season was going well as Australia and England played. Pakistan and Bangladesh played the first match but, the second test got called off due to the global crisis. Also, the tests of the tournaments of a few other teams have also been postponed.
Now, Cricket Australia (CA), England Cricket Board (ECB), and Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCC) want ICC Test Championship to be scrapped as the disruptions are high amid Coronavirus.
ICC, however, seems in no mood to cancel the tournament and wants the 2019-21 season to go ahead.
“What the ICC is trying to do is propose and schedule more official tournaments, which will do nothing but eat into the bilateral .. windows of its own member boards. No member board that is potentially sitting on a healthy media rights deal will agree to this.” The sources feared a toll in bilateral series across the globe and obviously, for revenue generation as well.
“They (ICC) are consulting with members on understanding their priorities over the coming months. These are very early stages and a meeting will be held at the end of the month. With regard to the FTP it will have to be revisited as members start to understand what can be rescheduled and what can’t,” the sources in the know of developments said.