Former Australia spinner Brad Hogg has called for cancellation of proposed World Test Championship 2021 in the light of Covid-19 Pandemic. The deadly virus has cancelled all the cricket action for now.
From India-SA series to Sri Lanka tour of England to Australia –Bangladesh Test series, everything has been cancelled for now. The cancellation of Test-series has also put the plans of Test Champions in jeopardy and a certain delay looks inevitable now. The tournament was supposed to take place in June 2021, with top two teams in the test championship table fighting it out in the middle.
According to Brad Hogg, Viewers would be craving for some competitive cricket as soon as the action resumes and a World Test Championship will not do a world of good to them.
“Viewers want to see some competitive cricket, so scrap the World Test Championship (WTC) for a while and get a couple of series that are really going to ignite the interest around the world,” Brad Hogg said.
Brad Hogg also suggested that the ICC should accommodate an Ashes by scrapping the Australia tour of India and then India and Pakistan can play a Four-Test matches series during the Christmas period.
“Firstly scrap this summer’s India series against Australia and have the Ashes played instead” Hogg suggested “But on the flip side of not having India there, where do they play? They play a four-match series against Pakistan during the Christmas period — two matches in Pakistan and two matches in India. We have not seen it (Indo-Pak Test series) for a while and the public is starving for it.”
Due to the increased political tension between the two nations, we don’t often see any bilateral series being played between them. India and Pakistan haven’t played a full-series since 2007. These teams either meet at World Cups or at multi-nation tournaments.