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League Notes: Int'l Cricket Council Introduces ICC Test Challenge To Be Held Every 4 Years

The Int'l Cricket Council on Thursday introduced the "ICC Test Challenge," which will take place "every four years" between the lowest-ranked Test team and the winner of the ICC Intercontinental Cup. The decision will "effectively mean that one among Bangladesh and Zimbabwe" -- the two lowest-ranked Test teams in ICC rankings -- will have to "fight it out with the likes of the Netherlands, Ireland or UAE for Test status" (PTI, 4/10). ... A new one-year coaching program for "retired sports people in Shanghai" offers the city's former athletes the "opportunity to comprehensively study sports-related core courses." These "full-time students receive the same salary as when they were serving on their teams." The program is in its first year and has 90 students taking the classes (GLOBAL TIMES, 4/10).