Before being started the Ashes Test series 2009 there was a news on media that there would be a shorten version of test match of 4 days and it will be called as World Test Championships. Due to limited over (one-day) and most shorten over (Twenty20 format). To make more acceptances the world MCC's world cricket committee planned to arrange a Test World Championships. In as meeting ICC committee has recommended using pink ball and the match could be taken place on flood-light.
"Except for certain icon series, such as the Ashes, Test cricket throughout the world, and in particular the lower-ranked nations, is in very real danger of dying," a statement by the committee said. "MCC's research proved that attendances at Test cricket have declined in recent years. In addition, there is a growing ambivalence towards the longer format of the game from cricketers in certain nations, with player surveys revealing that an IPL contract was the main career aspiration for many."