‘Test cricket suffered loss due to World Test Championship…’, statement of former England legend

World Test Championship: Former England batsman Mark Butcher has given a big statement regarding the World Test Championship. This statement of his can create an uproar in the cricket world. Actually, Mark Butcher feels that the World Test Championship has caused damage to Test cricket. Let us tell you that ICC had started the World Test Championship to add excitement to Test cricket.

South Africa recently announced a weak squad for the Test series in New Zealand as its top cricketers have signed up to play in the second season of SAT20 (South Africa’s domestic franchise T20 league). The dates of the Test series and this league are clashing.

“One of the things that has made it even more inevitable is that they have introduced it in an effort to save Test match cricket and that is the World Test Championship,” the former England Test batsman said on Wisden Cricket’s weekly podcast. It’s that your bilateral series has to capture the imagination of the fans and the players of the two countries playing in them, and then the wider cricket watching public and the only way to do that is if they are competitive and that’s how it’s always been.”

Former Australia captain Steve Waugh also strongly criticized top cricket boards including the International Cricket Council and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) after Cricket South Africa (CSA) included seven such players in its 14-man squad for the two-Test series. Di, who has not played Test cricket till now.

“There used to be Test match series and each match was important in its own right. The idea is that you extend the whole thing over three years. I think that’s the only effort that has been made to keep it relevant,” Butcher said. , He’s made it worse.”

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