Why four day test?

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ICC is considering four-day test matches among other innovations.

However, I ask, why four day tests if there are "better over-rates, better pitches that give a good balance between bat and ball".

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Anonymous Som said...

I understand the ICC Cricket Committee needs to come up with one weird thing after another to justify their presence. But when ICC president says something like that, you sense the rot has started from the top. You have not done anything to keep alive Test cricket. Show the decency and allow it a normal death.

01/07/2009, 18:50  
Blogger Ottayan said...

Are you concurring with Chris Gayle?

01/07/2009, 19:04  
Anonymous Philip said...

ICC should first stop bending for BCCI and then decide something about the game.

Am not so sure if Tests will die off, but 50 overs matches surely cant stand up to T20 and are destined to die.

02/07/2009, 05:41  
Blogger Ottayan said...


I beleive all formats will survive. About ODI's- if I have to watch a crT20 match that starts say around 3 p.m. IST, I will have to perforce take leave.

In that sense, I would prefer taking a day's leave to watch a day's cricket.( 50 overs match).

What I am driving at is that the each will have their own audience.formats

02/07/2009, 06:35  
Blogger straight point said...

let me repeat what i commented on similar question...

its like shooting the messenger rather than fighting the battle...

02/07/2009, 12:48  
Blogger LVISS said...


03/07/2009, 06:57  

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