World Test Championship final to be postponed due to disruption caused by COVID-19

The novel coronavirus has put a halt on sporting activities around the world. From the top European football leagues to the Indian Premier League to grand slam events and even the Tokyo Olympics, all tournaments have been suspended. And now, reports emerged that the World Test Championship final, slated to be held t the Lord’s in June 2021, might be rescheduled owing to disruptions in the fixtures cased by the COVID-19.

The inaugural edition of the World Test Championship, introduced by the ICC to revive Test cricket, haad begun last summer with the Ashes in England. But with coronavirus halting present fixtures and claiming uncertainty over future schedules, it might just be impossible to fit in the remaining contests ahead of the final next year.

According to the reports decision will be taken as soon as next Thursday over the fate of the final during a conference call between the chief executives of national boards and the ICC.

All nations are slated to play six series as part of the World Test Championship, but England have played only two so far, while West Indies have played just one.

What will also come as a hindrance for fitting in the remaining fixtures in the later half of the calndar year if situations improve is that there awaits two IPL seasons – BCCI would be eager to stage the 2020 edition and the 2021 will be held as scheduled – a Men’s T20 World Cup, and the the Asia Cup in Dubai.

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