The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has opposed the International Cricket Council’s proposed Test Championship and did not attend the ICC’s working group meeting to discuss the proposed World Test Championship structure.
In calling ICC’s “bluff ” at arranging a two-day meeting to discuss the bilateral cycle, the Indian cricket board’s current administration has categorically ruled out agreeing to any of the governing body’s criterion suggesting changes to the Test calendar.
ICC’s proposed nine-plus-three structure to have a four-year Test cricket cycle with a cutoff date for qualification was scheduled to begin in 2019.
While dismissing the significance of this two-day working group meeting, the Indian board is also confident that when the time comes for the ICC’s Chief Executive Meeting (CEC) to be called for in April, the BCCI will have enough strength to counter the proposed policies of the governing body through a vote count.
During the ICC’s Board meeting in October, the BCCI had firmly opposed the proposed two-tier Test structure, an idea that had to be eventually scrapped by the governing body.