The increasing number of T20, ODI's and the less number of Test matches being played has drawn the attention of International Cricket Council. In the latest developments, ICC has hinted that a team's failure to play a minimum number of five-day game over a four-year period, should lead to the withdrawal of its Test status.

In a statement issued after it concluded its two-day meeting at Lord's, the committee, chaired for the first  time by former India captain Anil Kumble and featuring ex-England skipper Andrew Strauss, said it was concerned by several recent examples of Test matches being postponed to make way for one-day games.

The committee, while approving of all three major international formats, which also include One-Day Internationals and the even briefer Twenty20 fixtures, said Test cricket needed support if it was to retain its place at the pinnacle of cricket.