International Cricket Council (ICC), the governing of body of cricket has launched the first edition of World Test Championship.
England will host the inaugural edition of the Championship in the year 2017. This championship will feature four top test teams in the ICC test ranking.
Though ICC had planned to organize the event in 2013 but was delayed due to problems like broadcasters demand on limited over tournament.
“We have announced to organize the first edition of World Test Championship. Our main objective and motto to organize this championship is to preserve the Test matches and its future too,” said CEO of ICC David Richardson.
According to CEO Richardson, qualifying phase for the Test championship will be between May 2013 and December 2016. He also informed that the format of the championship will be decided at the ICC cricket committee meetings.