ICC gives approval to Test, ODI Championship

ICC gives approval to Test, ODI Championship

ICC gives approval to Test, ODI Championship

Qualification by this method was finalised after Windies lost the first match of their ODI series against England in September 2017, meaning they were unable to climb up top the 8th spot in the ICC ODI rankings by the cut-off date.

ICC Chief Executive Dave Richardson told reporters in Auckland on Friday that while details still needed to be worked out, the test championship would commence after the 50-overs World Cup in 2019 and culminate with a final in mid-2021.

ICC chairman Shashank Manohar said: "Bringing context to bilateral cricket is not a new challenge, but this is the first time a genuine solution has been agreed on".

"However throughout the discussions about the future of Test cricket it became clear that whilst context is crucial we must also consider alternatives and trial initiatives that may support the future viability of Test cricket". They will be joined by the bottom-three ranked ODI nations - Zimbabwe, Afghanistan and Ireland - the top four sides from the ICC World Cricket League Championship and the top two from the ICC World Cricket League Division 2. All matches will be played over five days.

For the ODI league the ICC's 12 full members and the winners of the current World Cricket League Championship will contest four home and four away series, each comprising of three matches.

However, it'll be changed to a three-year cycle with teams battling it out in eight series - four at home and four away series - with a maximum of three ODIs in one series. The four-day match between South Africa and Zimbabwe will be a Boxing Day Test. ICC gave the Test a trial status.

Richardson confirmed: "Starting in 2020 and in that two-year period leading up to the Cricket World Cup in 2023, those 13 teams will play eight series".

"Secondly, to make sure that we provide guarantees in terms of tax exemptions especially for the re-exportables that does come into Zimbabwe.and in that regard.he is going to be getting the guarantees that he requires in order for Zimbabwe to be able to host the World Cup Qualifiers.in" 2018".

The ICC is now in the process of drawing up a set of playing conditions for four-day Test matches, and those are expected to implemented for Boxing Day in PE. "The trial is exactly that, a trial, just in the same way day-night Tests and technology have been trialled by members", he adds.

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