ICC Chief warns of dying Test Cricket

ICC Chief warns of dying Test Cricket

DUBAI - International Cricket Council chairman Shashank Manohar has warned that Test cricket is 'dying'.

During a news conference in Dhaka, he said though Tests in Australia and England still draw sizeable crowds, filling stadiums and boosting interest in the five-day game has been a challenge in the rest of the cricket world for years.

He added that we are trying to see whether a Test championship can generate interest, because Test cricket is actually dying.

The Chairman said the ICC board has decided that if we start a Test championship, it would keep Test cricket alive and generate more interest in the game.

The World Test Championship will kick off in July this year with the first test series to be played between England and Australia.