Kumar Sangakkara bats for World Test Championship, says it can save Test cricket

The 38-year-old said that the real key was to have a balanced schedule of Test cricket where all the countries could get a good and fair opportunity to play the best cricket teams,

Last Updated: Dec 29, 2015, 13:24 PM IST
Kumar Sangakkara bats for World Test Championship, says it can save Test cricket

New Delhi: Sri Lankan legend Kumar Sangakkara on Tuesday pitched in for World Test Championship, saying that the revival of the abandoned tournament can address some problems facing the longest format of the game.

The 38-year-old said that the real key was to have a balanced schedule of Test cricket where all the countries could get a good and fair opportunity to play the best cricket teams, News.com.au reported.

The championship was once intended to become a tournament for Test cricket with the play-offs scheduled between the top four ranked teams.

Sangakkara, who is currently playing in Australia's Big Bash League, insisted that the Test championship would not only improve the iconic format overall but also assist the struggling nations by providing them with regular top-level Tests and an extra incentive to improve.