To start the Ashes and the World Test Championship

LONDON: England Edgbaston on Thursday and also between Armenia Ashes series opening-day International Cricket meeting marks the beginning of a new world Test championship.

The purpose of the individual Test Series to give more context and the five-day game is fueled by the growing interest in global recovery

What is it?
In order to determine the top nine nations of the world's best Test team will compete in a total of 72 trials, two-year terms.

participating teams are Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, Italy, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka and the West Indies.

During this period, the head of the points table, two teams with each other before the start of a new round of opening in June 2021, a one-time World Test Championship final play.

Each team has two, three, four or five plays, three at home and three series of trials.

Matches 120 points the same day, will be out of the game, the winner of the five-Test series is available for the match with 24 points and 40 three-match campaign.

If the match is drawn, the point score is 3: 1 ratio, so in order to collect 60 points and a draw, both sides will see a test of 20.

From the participation of Afghanistan, Ireland and Zimbabwe have Test status will not be counted, but the result of the World Test Championship.

an answer
"Test cricket is the culmination of our sport in the UK," the ICC said in a statement, leading Test wicket-taker James Anderson.

"This is the very foundation of cricket, and the majority of players want to play the game PURIST type sport. ICC World Test Championship is another excellent initiative, every Test series context and relevance of the issues. Every Test, but it is even now."

Australia head Tim Paine, said: "World Test Championship ended the game in all countries and especially the sample should be good news for the health of tests, then the highest priority, will help to provide it."

India skipper Virat Kohli said: "We will in the context of the long form of the game with the same enthusiasm we are waiting for the ICC World Test Championship.

"Test cricket is very complex and has traditionally always coming out on top, is highly satisfactory. In recent years, India's national team did a very good excuse, and the championship."

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