India and Pakistan should play each other in the World Test Championship, Ramiz Raja says

Ramiz Raja said India and Pakistan should play each other in the World Test Championship

Ramiz Raja: “The current format was lopsided and prolonged and it made no sense not having [an] India and Pakistan series”

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Former Pakistan captain Ramiz Raja believes India and Pakistan should play each other in the World Test Championship.

India and Pakistan have not played a bilateral series since the latter toured India for two Twenty20 Internationals and three ODIs from December 2012 to January 2013.

Since then, the two arch-rivals have only clashed at major cricket events like the World Cup, T20 World Cup, Champions Trophy and Asia Cup.

“The current format was lopsided and prolonged and it made no sense not having [an] India and Pakistan series,” Ramiz told the Cricket Baaz YouTube channel as quoted by Cricket Pakistan.

“Teams didn’t play the same number of matches and even the points system was weird. There should have been a 3-month window and everyone should have played against each other.”

Ramiz also pointed out that no other cricket should be held when the World Test Championship is going on in order to “attract sponsors” and promote Test cricket.

“Next time when the WTC is held no cricket should be held at that time, if you want to promote Test cricket and infuse life into it and also attract sponsors to this format. Sponsorship will only come when you will not give sponsors any other option to park their money,” he said.

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