ICC launched the World Test Championship

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

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