I wish the ICC World Test Championship was around when I was playing - Steve Waugh
But it is not just for the established Test-playing countries. This is also about growing the game, taking it to new audiences and clarifying what makes this game of ours so great.
People from the outside have been looking at Test cricket and struggling to understand the context of what is going on. Are these just random matches played between different countries, what is the point of it? Is there an end point?
Well, finally now we have one. This will make it so much easier to understand and hopefully help us attract new fans to the long form of the game.
It will be something people can look forward to and connect to and I can’t wait for it to get started.