International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive Haroon Lorgat has revealed that a proposal to have a World Test Championship is in jeopardy.
Although the schedule has already been agreed for the inaugural tournament in England in 2013, it will almost certainly be postponed for at least four years, The Independent reports.
The paper quoted Lorgat, as saying in Dubai after the ICC board meeting that: "It would be unfortunate if the Test Championship is delayed to 2017, but the board needs to balance several objectives."
The Champions Trophy is set to continue, contrary to previous reports. "The board confirmed their preference to host an ICC Test Championship in 2013 but recognised the significant commercial challenge in trying to replace the Champions Trophy.