World Test Championship to be scrapped?

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The ICC have been advised to rethink their position on the World Test Championship

There are grave concerns that the World Test Championship, which is scheduled to be held in the United Kingdom in 2017, may be scrapped after sponsors and broadcasters appeared hesitant about investing in the tournament.

The competition will feature only the top four Test teams, but the major problem is that if teams like England or India fail to qualify, then there could be a huge decrease in interest among the fans, sponsors and broadcasters.

With the tournament set to consist of two semi-finals and then a final, the International Cricket Council (ICC) have not thought about what to do in case of bad weather, which can strike at any time in the United Kingdom.

As a result of all these problems, the ICC have been advised to rethink whether hosting a World Test Championship is wise, given that there has been little interest from sponsors and broadcaster, and practical, given that only the top four teams play.

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