India is all set to take New Zealand in the highly anticipated ICC World Test Championship final on Friday. While the decision to have a Test Championship was welcomed by cricket fans , it has been said that the ICC needs to work on the World Test Championship format.
Even Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar recently claimed that the World Test Championship final should not be a one-off match but a series.
In an interaction with CNN News18, the little master claimed that the final should be a three-match series. He claimed that when teams plays in the 50-over World cup or the T20 championships, they play each side only once, depending on which pool they are a part of. There is continuity and you get to play one final. In that case, it’s fair to have one final match.
"Here, in the world test championship, you (India) play four matches against Australia and four against England in India and suddenly you make it to the final and it is only one match. It should have been a WTC series – the final series. Ideally should be the best of the 3 matches. It can be decided how you play those matches – one home, one away or so," he added.
Sachin also added that it will be difficult for all the teams to keep themselves free during this period for such a series. "ICC must also have had its own challenges. Over a period of time, they will put their heads together and come to a solution," he further claimed.