Will there be a clash? Oval Will Likely Host a WTC Final on June 7 Not Far From the IPL 2023 Final. As teams worldwide prepare for the final battle, the World Test Championship (WTC) final will likely occur during the first week of June.
Even though the International Cricket Council (ICC) has yet to announce the schedule, the event is forecast to be held from June 7 to June 11, with one day reserved for a play canceled due to bad weather. The Oval will host the match.
The second edition final will be held in England, the same as the first WTC final, with preparations and qualifiers taking place in the final stage. That start date may be perilously close to the Indian Premier League championship game (TAT IPL 2023).
The Board of Control is reportedly deciding the IPL’s final dates for Cricket in India (BCCI). However, the Indian team may find either June 4 or May 28 uncomfortably close together.
The BCCI, the national selectors, and the team management may need to carefully manage those dates if India goes to the WTC final, especially if the league campaign continues into June.
Getting to the final of WTC is Still a Possibility for Team India
After Australia, South Africa, and Sri Lanka, India is now ranked fourth on the WTC table. In February and March, they will play four tests at home against Australia and two against Bangladesh. If they perform well, they should move into the top two. BCCI will need help keeping the crucial players healthy.
Also, the start date will coincide with an international game, according to IPL stakeholders. The BCCI may launch the league on March 31 or April 1, leaving the end date open.
The Cameron Green Case Needs Clarity
The IPL teams are aware of Andrew McDonald’s remarks on Cameron Green, the head coach of Australia. “His overall load in the next 12 months of cricket, is it a concern? Yeah, I think it’s a concern for every player,”
“We’ve spoken about it several times. It’s hypothetical to see how he’s feeling come the end of March. He’s got a lot of cricket before the IPL and I’m sure his decision won’t be made right now, it will be made later on down the track leading into the IPL,” Recently, McDonald said.
With a starting bid of Rs 2 crore, Green has agreed to participate in the IPL auction. Several franchises have said they will seek confirmation from the BCCI on all-availability rounders before the auction on December 23. Still, he is expected to demand high bids, and Cricket Australia (CA) did not comment.