ICC said – there may be a reduction in the number of Test matches in the coming time, India will also be affected!


London. ICC chairman Greg Barkley has warned that bilateral series are becoming shorter due to the increasing number of domestic T20 leagues. For this reason, the number of Test matches may be cut in the next decade. Barclay, who became ICC chairman in November 2020, said that the ICC will face major problems while deciding the next future tour program starting next year. During the first match of the 3-Test series between England and New Zealand, she said in the BBC’s Test Match Special program that there is a tournament of women’s and men’s cricket every year. Apart from this, the domestic league is increasing.

“It will have unfortunate consequences,” he said. From the point of view of playing experience and also on the revenue of those countries, which do not get opportunities to play much, especially against teams like India, Australia or England. He said that Test cricket will remain an integral part of the game in the next 10-15 years, but the number of matches may be reduced. He also indicated that it will not affect countries like India, Australia and England.

Women’s Test still behind

Barkley also said that the Test format is not developing as fast in women’s cricket. He said that the domestic structure for playing Test cricket should be like that which is not present in any country. I don’t think the Test format is developing that fast in women’s cricket. It is known that the Indian women’s team also plays less Test matches.

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The ICC has started the World Test Championship to make Test exciting. New Zealand won the final of the first season. And the second phase is still going on. Its final will be in 2023. ICC has planned to organize a big event every year to increase its revenue. At the same time, T20 league is being organized in every big country.

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