BCCI president Anurag Thakur has said his board will contradict the proposed two-level Test framework to “secure the interests” of littler part countries. As the leader of the capable BCCI, Thakur’s announcement loans heave to the feedback of the proposition by Sri Lanka Cricket and the Bangladesh Cricket Board, even as the sheets of Australian and New Zealand have respected the move.
“The BCCI is against the two-level Test framework in light of the fact that the littler nations will miss out and the BCCI needs to deal with them,” Thakur told the New Indian Express. “It is important to ensure their interests.”
The proposition to part Test cricket into two levels – with seven countries in level one, and five, including two new Test countries, in the second level – was mooted at the ICC’s yearly meeting, in Edinburgh, where ICC CEO David Richardson supported a “legitimate rivalry structure”, with advancement and transfer, for Test cricket to have more prominent connection. “Unless we can give some intending to these arrangement past the rankings and a trophy, then enthusiasm for Test cricket will keep on wavering,” Richardson said. “The same applies on the off chance that we permit uncompetitive Test cricket to occur over and over again.”
While SLC voiced doubt about the budgetary model of the two-level framework, the BCB felt Bangladesh’s development would be influenced if they be separated from the top groups. “We trust that more we play against aggressive sides, the better we will get,” BCB VP Mahbubul Anam said. “In the event that we didn’t play against better-standard sides in ODIs, we wouldn’t have come this far. We were given a rude awakening when we were elevated to the most abnormal amount. I feel that on the off chance that we go in reverse, our cricket will relapse.The BCCI is against the two-tier Test system because the smaller countries will lose out and the BCCI wants to take care of them,” Thakur told the New Indian Express. “It is necessary to protect their interests.
Thakur’s remarks appeared to address both worries as he spelt out the disadvantages of the two-level framework. “In the two-level framework, they will miss out on a great deal, including income and the chance to play against top groups,” he said. “We don’t need that to happen. We need to work to the greatest advantage of world cricket and that is the reason our joint efforts against every one of the nations”.
In Galle, then, Cricket Australia administrator David Peever asked countries to grasp change and adjust ideas of custom with advancement.