The Bangladesh Cricket Board wants the ICC to extend the World Test Championship cycle as it does not foresee the side playing its eight recently-canceled matches because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The pandemic has taken a toll on the international calendar with Bangladesh missing eight Tests which were a phase of the ICC Test Championship which was launched on August 1 final year.

The eight Tests encompass one away match against Pakistan in April, a two-match collection towards Australia in June, two Tests towards New Zealand alongside with three against Sri Lanka.

“Unless the current ICC Test Championship cycle is prolonged there is no way we can play these eight Test suits in the stipulated time body of the first cycle,” BCB cricket operations chairman Akram Khan told Cricbuzz.

“We are looking forward to seeing what ICC does with the Test Championship due to the fact except it is reshuffled there is hardly ever any possibility to play the eight Test matches that obtained canceled,” he said.

The World Test Championship (WTC) consists of 9 of the 12 Test-playing international locations that face off in a two-year cycle. All nations were scheduled to play six Test collection – three at domestic and three away however now not all will play the same number of Tests.

Each crew will be in a position to rating a most of 120 points from every sequence and the two groups with the most factors at the end of the league stage will contest the final subsequent June. A complete of 72 Tests have been supposed to be played between July 2019 and March 31, 2021.

BCB chief government Nizamuddin Chowdhury additionally stated there will be little scope to play these canceled Tests if the ICC Test closing is held on agenda next year.

“If the Test Championship closing healthy takes place on agenda that is in next June then the fate of these suits (eight Tests) is very slim due to the fact it ability there is no opportunity of these Test fits because we have no house left to play these fits through subsequent June,” said Nizamuddin.