Sangakkara believes scrapped World Test C’ship can revive dwindling format

Melbourne, Dec. 29 (ANI): Sri Lankan batting great Kumar Sangakkara believes that the revival of the abandoned World Test Championship can address some of the problems facing the iconic longer format of the game.

The 38-year-old, who called curtains on his glorious career after playing 134 Tests, conceded that there exist a significant gap between the haves and have nots of world cricket.

Sangakkara, who is widely regarded as an astute thinker of the game, said that the real key was to have a balanced schedule of Test cricket where all the countries could get a good and fair opportunity to play the best cricket teams, reported.

The Sri Lankan stalwarts’ comments came in the wake of the current plight of the once-formidable West Indies side at the international level.

The left-hander suggested that the Test Championship, which was cancelled due to financial problems, could be considered as a solution.

The championship was once intended to become a tournament for Test cricket with the play-offs scheduled between the top four ranked teams.

Sangakkara, who is currently playing in Australia’s Big Bash League, insisted that the Test championship would not only improve the iconic format overall but also assist the struggling nations by providing them with regular top-level Tests and an extra incentive to improve. (ANI)

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