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World Test Championship should be extended : Misbah

 KARACHI, Oct 23: Pakistan’s head coach Misbah-ul-Haq wants the ICC to conduct the World Test Championship exactly the way it has been planned even if it means extending the duration of the event due to the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

 Misbah’s statement came amid reports that the ICC is considering splitting points for unplayed games in the championship cycle which was originally scheduled to end in June-July 2021 with the final in England. “The COVID-19 situation has hit the World Test Championship series but I would still prefer to see the ICC complete the championship with all teams completing their scheduled matches,” Misbah said in an interview on the Cricket Baaz channel on You Tube.

It was reported that the ICC’s cricket committee, which meets next month, will consider two options – splitting points or consider only those matches played by end of March and base final positions on the percentage of points sides have won from those they’ve contested. – PTI

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