Cricket – Two-tier test scheme should have been shot down early: India

Thakur gestures during a news conference in MumbaiBy Sudipto Ganguly MUMBAI (Reuters) – India played a key role in sinking a proposal for a two-tier structure in tests but it should never have been up for discussion at the International Cricket Council’s meeting, according to Indian cricket board president Anurag Thakur. The ICC shelved the proposal after opposition from India and other full members at a two-day meeting at the world governing body’s headquarters. The proposal had the top seven ICC-ranked test sides competing in the first tier and the remaining three full members in a pool with Afghanistan and Ireland, the leading two teams among the ICC’s associate members.

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