HEADLINE: Brian Lara welcomes World Test Championships

link CaribbeanCricket.com Joined: Mar 5, 2003
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10/23/19, 2:46:25 PM 

Welcoming the introduction of the World Test Championship (WTC), Brian Lara, the legendary batsman, has stressed the WTC should have started much earlier.

“Yes I think (it should have started earlier). For someone, who has played for 16-17 years, who has played over 100 Tests, you felt that it became monotonous, you just keep travelling and cracking up the numbers, you win or lose a series, it mattered,” said Lara, who at the time of his retirement in 2006 was the highest run-getter in Test cricket.

“In terms of Test Championship, where there is an end, it culminates into a team becoming champion, that is something that should have happened a long time ago and happy to see it now. Even if you play against minnows — Afghanistan, Bangladesh — it means something and I feel it will create more excitement with spectators knowing that this is not another series and leads to something. Credit must be given to ICC for introducing this. Was important, a little late.”

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link Tryangle Joined: Jul 10, 2004
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10/23/19, 3:51:26 PM 
In reply to CaribbeanCricket.com

Even if you play against minnows — Afghanistan, Bangladesh

... West Indies, truth be told and if we're going to continue to disparage weaker sides

I feel it will create more excitement

it may be too late in non-Big 3 countries, but we'll see. Had to try something.

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