ICC to reconsider Test Championship final in 2021 amid COVID-19 outbreak

ICC to reconsider Test Championship final in 2021 amid COVID-19 outbreak

ICC to reconsider Test Championship final in 2021 amid COVID-19 outbreak(Pic Source: Twitter)

The COVID-19 situation is getting worse with each passing day. The situation has put the world on halt. Some countries have been forced to lockdown completely while some others are trying their best to stop a possible lockdown.

In a last month and so, the cases of COVID-19 are increasing the world over. The virus has hit 188 countries – infecting over 3 lakh people and consumingaround 20,000 lives in this duration.

Sports events the world over have taken a drubbing over the last few weeks. The Virus has also cancelled all the cricket action for now. From India-SA series to Sri Lanka tour of England to upcoming IPL, everything has either been cancelled or postponed till the situation becomes favourable to resume the cricket again.

With back-to-back big-ticket events being hampered, or scheduled to a later date, International Cricket Council (ICC) have started to assess the conditions and their impact on the upcoming ICC events like the T20 World Cup and inaugural Test Championship’s final. While the World T20 is scheduled in October this year, the inaugural Test Championship’s final is scheduled to be held in 2021.

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According to Sydney Morning Herald, An ICC spokesperson stated, “At present, the ICC is considering the options available to us regarding the World Test Championship and no decisions have been taken.”

The reports also stated that the ICC is all set to discuss the situation with all major cricket boards. As a number of series is still to be played, ICC will discuss the rescheduling of Test Championship’s summit clash in 2021.  

Test Championship is a one of the latest ICC events that is introduced to revamp the purest format of the game. Currently, the Virat Kohli-led Indian cricket team lead the point stable with a total of 360 points after four series. They are being closely followed by Tim Paine-led Australian team. Australia has 296 points in their kitty.

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