The International Cricket Council’s newly-elected chairman Greg Barclay on Monday conceded that the ambitious World Test Championship hasn’t quite achieved what it intended to and the disruption caused by COVID-19 has only highlighted its “shortcomings”.
The World Test Championship schedule has been thrown haywire by the andemic and the ICC has come up with a percentage allocation of points as all the scheduled series before the 2021 final at the Lord’s cannot be completed in a short span of time.
Has the Test Championship given the format a fillip that it was meant to?
“In short, I don’t think so. The COVID has probably highlighted its shortcomings of the championship,” Barclay, who took charge earlier this month, said during a virtual media conference for wire services.
The New Zealander feels that a lot of problems with the current cricketing calendar is due