ICC World Test Championship still set for June 2021

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The International Cricket Council (ICC), says the final of the inaugural World Test Championships (WTC) remains on course to be held June 2021 at Lord’s Cricket Ground England, London despite the disruption caused by the global Coronavirus pandemic.

The declaration comes despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic which continues to wreak havoc on cricket schedules across the globe.

Several Test series that were intended to form part of the WTC have been cancelled and it is unclear if they will be played or the points split between competitors.

The latest series to be called off, or at least postponed, was intended to take place on Bangladesh’s cancelled tour of Sri Lanka.

The ICC says the points system will definitely be reworked but that they will be giving more clarity in the coming days once all stakeholders are aligned.

The world test championship was launched last year to lend context to bilateral test series giving the format it’s stand-alone showpiece like world cups in other formats.

Originally the nine test playing nations were to play six test series over two years with the top two making it to the final.

The West Indies has played just two of the six series and are currently 7th in the standings with 40 points, India leads with 360 points from four series followed by Australia with 296 from 3 series.

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