The three big international cricket board, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and Cricket Australia (CA) has requested to ICC (International Cricket Council) to scrap the World Test Championship from the Future Tour Program (FTP).
With coronavirus pandemic scheduled matches are either being cancelled or postponed. The World Test Championship was initially received well by the ICC members nation but due to COVID-19 pandemic cricket calendar has been disturbed and requested ICC to scrap World Test Championship form the FTP.
“This is an ongoing discussion right now. There’s absolutely no leadership coming out of the ICC whatsoever,” a leading administrator told the Times of India.
These discussions were taken place during the teleconference meeting between ICC and its members held during thin the last weak of March.
“They (ICC) are consulting with members on understanding their priorities over the coming months. These are very early stages and a meeting will be held at the end of the month. With regard to the FTP it will have to be revisited as members start to understand what can be rescheduled and what can’t,” the source said.
ICC is planning to introduce more official tournaments which are likely to oppose by the members as it will eat the bilateral series. Opposing the official tournament will also come due to media rights each cricketing nation board are sitting on.
“What the ICC is trying to do is propose and schedule more official tournaments, which will do nothing but eat into the bilateral windows of its own member boards. No member board that is potentially sitting on a healthy media rights deal will agree to this,” the source further added.