ICC eager to add context to test match program

BY foxsports • November 11, 2009

Test cricket needs to change to attract the interest of global cricket fans, ICC chief executive Haroon Lorgat said. In an interview with Web site cricinfo.com, Lorgat said the International Cricket Council was considering ways to work out a test playoff system, asserting that it could go as far as getting the top-ranked teams to feature in a "final" playoff. "At the next chief executives' meeting, we will have more discussions and find a way of creating context for test cricket," Lorgat said. "That does not necessarily mean a test championship, but we could work toward a test final every year or every second year." The annual ICC meeting of chief executives from various cricket-playing nations is scheduled for Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. Lorgat said test cricket's current problems included the lack of a central championship and contests between nations having little or no relevance to cricket fans in other nations. "At the moment, unless your home country is playing, one doesn't have much consideration for any series involving other countries," he said.