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ICC calls meeting with MCC on World Test Championship

The International Cricket Council has called a meeting with MCC, custodian of the game's law, to discuss the possibility of hosting a World Test Championship, according to media reports in London.

cricket Updated: Aug 05, 2009 12:57 IST

The International Cricket Council has called a meeting with MCC, custodian of the game's law, to discuss the possibility of hosting a World Test Championship, according to media reports in London.

With dwindling crowd and early retirements among players signalling that the longer version of the game is not in rude health, the MCC Cricket Committee last month called for a Test tournament that can rivals ODI and Twenty20 World Cups.

"A summit between the MCC's world cricket committee and the ICC will be held in Dubai in November, where the proposal to bring in a radical new championship will be explored," said a report in "The Daily Telegraph'.

The daily quoted MCC world cricket committee chairman Tony Lewis as saying that Test cricket was not in the pink of its health and the administrators should do everything to restore it as the pinnacle of the game.

"Test match cricket must fight back to ensure it survives around the world. All of the player surveys conducted in recent years say Test cricket is under threat, which is something we simply can't ignore.

"By the time of our meeting in November, we hope to have more evidence that Test match cricket is under threat and to have conducted research into the issue," he said.