BCCI willing to discuss Test Championship: Pawar
New Delhi (PTI): The International Cricket Council has received a shot in its arm with regard to the hosting a Test Championship with the Indian Cricket Board showing keen interest in the concept.
BCCI President Sharad Pawar said Test cricket was their first preference and they were willing to discuss the idea with the game's governing body.
"The BCCI is definitely working for the future of Test cricket. We are clear and confident that Test cricket has a future. We have digested one-day cricket, we have digested Twenty20, but the first preference is always Test cricket. We will discuss the Test championship proposal," Pawar told a cricket website.
With the huge success of Indian Premier League, many cricketers had expressed fears that T20 would soon eclipse other forms of cricket including Test cricket.
ICC acting CEO, Dave Richardson had revealed that they they were considering creation of a Test Championship to ensure that a place remains for Test cricket in the cricket calendar.
"The ICC will consider a number of options in the upcoming board meetings (in Dubai later this month), one of which is an option to introduce a Test championship or league," Richardson had said at the Champions Trophy launch ceremony in Pakistan.
According to Richardson the move was intended to preserve Test cricket as the pinnacle of the game.
"There are so many ways this could be done, a league over one year, two years or four years. I am certainly in favour of looking at such an option to make sure we provide a good quality context for Test cricket to take place so that it can be preserved as the pinnacle of the game."