The longest form of cricket is most challenging as well as most entertaining. Test cricket is approximately 100 years old. The rules have been changing of this format over years.
ICC has been worried as the audience’s response has not been great towards Test.
The aim of World Test Championship was to bring audience to stadiums for Test cricket.
ICC should rather pay attention on Test playing nation as players themselves are not taking Test seriously. Since most countries started their T20 leagues which attract big businessmen and players because of revenue.
Shorter format ruining Test cricket?
Recently T10 leagues have been launched, now these leagues are destroying game’s understanding of everyone.
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Now in just 3 hours, players are earning lot more and people are also getting to watch their favorite stars performing, businessmen have a faster way to make revenue.
Shorter format has a great effect on Test too, some players don’t know the correct technique of playing Test. We hardly get to see Test matches going on 5th Day.
A decade-ago, cricketers used to dream of playing Tests for their nation.
This year we luckily got to witness nail-biting matches, which showed why people highly appreciate Test matches.
Test series between Australia and India has been amazing. Experts and cricket fanatics were in awe after watching such nail-bitters.
New Zealand vs Pakistan, Bangladesh vs West Indies and even on-going India vs England, have revived test cricket. Teams showed some surreal performances.
Cricket Boards should reform players’ contract to bring back their interest in Tests and also improve domestic leagues (Test’s) infrastructure.
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