The International Cricket Council has launched the inaugural World Test Championship thus setting the stage for a long tournament in red-ball cricket to determine the World Test Champion. It can also be inferred as the ‘World Cup’ of red-ball cricket. Some important facts about the tournament:
- The top 9 Test teams will compete in the 2-year long tournament.
- Each team will play three home and three away series.
- The top 2 teams at the end will compete in the ICC World Test Championship Final in the UK in June 2021.
Static/Current Takeaways Important For SBI Clerk Mains:
- ICC Chairman: Shashank Manohar; Headquarters: Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
- The 13th edition of ICC Cricket World Cup will be held in India from February 9 to March 26, 2023.
Source: The Business Standard