15 Sep 2010

Cricket bosses want Test play-off matches

6:06 am on 15 September 2010

A Test cricket league and play-off system intended to make all matches more competitive has moved a step closer.

The chief executives of the national bodies have made a number of recommendations to an ICC meeting in South Africa.

Results will be fed into an official table to determine the top four teams, who will then go head-to-head to provide an official Test champion.

The ICC board is expected to rubber-stamp the plans in due course.

The proposals are that the play-off should be held once every four years, the future tours programme should also consist of a one-day international league, that the ICC Board should consider a 10-team format for the ICC's flagship event, the ICC Cricket World Cup, and that they should introduce a Twenty20 International rankings table as soon as they can.