WI captain supports ICC Test Championship

WI captain supports ICC Test Championship
West Indies’ captain Jason Holder bowls against India during day one of their first cricket Test match at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in North Sound, Antigua.
Associated Press / Ricardo Mazalan, file

West Indies Captain Jason Holder has thrown his support behind the newly-launched ICC Test Championship, stressing the longer format of the game remained the ultimate test of character.

He has expressed a desire to see West Indies build on their success against England earlier this year.

The ICC, cricket’s world governing body, recently launched the championship which will see West Indies along with Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa and Sri Lanka do battle in 71 matches across 27 series over a two-year span.

The two top teams will clash in a final to determine the world Test Champions.

ICC General Manager of Cricket Operations, Geoff Allardice said the World Test Championship will bring relevance and context to bilateral Test cricket over the next two years, creating a pinnacle event for the five-day format, just as the World Cups for men and women do in the ODI and T20 formats.

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