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World Test Championship should be extended to make up for COVID-19 disruption: Misbah-ul-Haq

By: PTI |

October 23, 2020 3:01:16 pm

Chief selector of Pakistan Cricket Misbah-ul-Haq (Supply: AP)

Pakistan’s head coach Misbah-ul-Haq desires the ICC to conduct the World Check Championship precisely the best way it has been deliberate even when it means extending the length of the occasion because of the disruption attributable to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Misbah’s assertion got here amid experiences that the ICC is contemplating splitting factors for unplayed video games within the championship cycle which was initially scheduled to finish in June-July 2021 with the ultimate in England.

“The COVID-19 state of affairs has hit the World Check Championship collection however I might nonetheless desire to see the ICC full the championship with all groups finishing their scheduled matches,” Misbah stated in an interview on the Cricket Baaz channel on You Tube.

It was reported that the ICC’s cricket committee, which meets subsequent month, will think about two choices — splitting factors or think about solely these matches performed by finish of March and base remaining positions on the proportion of factors sides have received from these they’ve contested.

“I feel the matches could be rescheduled as a result of each group ought to get a good likelihood to take a shot at qualifying for the ultimate,” Misbah stated.

The previous Pakistan captain felt that the league could be prolonged to accommodate matches hit by the pandemic.

Pakistan’s one Check towards Bangladesh in April has not been performed because of the pandemic. Different international locations have additionally had a number of of their scheduled collection disrupted because of the pandemic.

“It’s now as much as the ICC. I don’t understand how they are going to handle issues and I hope it’s for the perfect however personally I might suppose all groups would need a correct closure off the championship,” he stated.

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