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ICC World Test Championship to be launched in October

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Published: Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 18:28 [IST]
 
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ICC World Test Championship in October

Dubai, Sep 18: The International Cricket Council will launch its World Test Championship in Dubai in October with the Pakistan-South Africa series, it was announced on Wednesday.

The ICC Chief Executives' Committee (CEC) meeting, which was held in Dubai on September 16 and 17, has agreed to launch the World Test Championship as the cricket's global body tries to keep the five-day format in good health.

"ICC World Test Championship - confirmed that the launch of the event will take place at a media function to be held in Dubai in October, coinciding with the start of the Pakistan/South Africa Test series," ICC said on Thursday.

Also, ICC said that broadcast cameras on/over the field of play - approved a set of guidelines/regulations for the use of broadcast cameras on/over the field during international matches.

The CEC received a report on the outcomes from a recent three-day workshop for international umpires and match referees. Following on from this report, the CEC Members confirmed their collective support for the international umpires and the spirit of the game, which under the Laws of Cricket requires that the umpire's decision be accepted without question.

The CEC also endorsed the umpires' intention to become far stricter on poor over-rates and time wasting and to maximize playing time in conditions where it is safe to do so.

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