World Test Championship 2019-21 Will Go As Planned: ICC

World Test Championship 2019-21 Will Go As Planned: ICC

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The coronavirus hiatus has hashed all the cricketing schedules which had earlier led the ouster of the T20 World Cup from 2020. Now, the ICC is planning to proceed with the plan to discuss the fate of the World Test Championship 2019-21.

The top two teams in the points table of the WTC will play the grand-finale in June 2021 in England. Although the finale is far away, the cricket boards need more time re-arrange the postponed series included under the competition.

Notably, nine teams have participated in the competition and they have to three home and three away series. But because of the coronavirus outbreak, a number of Test series have been postponed.

However, England after hosting the series against West Indies has given hope to other countries to bring back the cricket.

Everything is proceeding as planned: ICC

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The apex body is coordinating with the cricket bodies for rescheduling the series which count under the WTC. ICC general manager cricket operations Geoff Allardice said that currently, there are no changes in the grand-finale dates.

“We’re in discussions with the members now with rescheduling of the series that have been postponed to date,” Geoff Allardice said as quoted by ESPNCricinfo. 

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“With some of them, discussions are underway but we’re in the process of getting updates from all member countries as to what they’re looking at. At the moment, everything is proceeding as planned. The series on in England right now are part of the WTC and all of the series that have been identified will be part of the Championships. It’s about getting a feel for whether they can all be completed within the competition window ending in March next year.”

Currently, India is at the NO.1 position in the World Test Championship 2019-21 points table with 360 points. They have won seven matches out of nine. Behind them, Australia and England are at No.2 and No.3 position.