India’s No 1 Test ranking is on line: Lorgat

The ICC chief executive Haroon Lorgat feels that India’s number-one position on the Reliance ICC Test Championship table is on the line after back-to-back defeats against England.

“Currently, we are enjoying an enthralling series in England with India’s number-one position on the Reliance ICC Test Championship table on the line. It is all about meaningful, hard-fought and entertaining cricket and certainly we have seen that in England so far in this series,” said Lorgat, who is currently in Harare to watch the opening day of the Test between Zimbabwe and Bangladesh.

Lorgat said that Test cricket will be protected and promoted above all other forms of the game.

“Test cricket will be protected and promoted above all other forms of the game. It is the link to the game’s origins, it’s what defines greatness and is recognised by the players as being the benchmark by which they will be graded and remembered,” he added.

Lorgat belives that World Test Championship will further enhance the popularity of cricket.

“The new Test Championship, which is on the horizon, will provide even better context to the existing programme and that is certainly something to look forward to as our great sport continues to grow stronger.”

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