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ICC to consider mandatory four-day Tests

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2 weeks 5 days ago #377895 by chairman
Four-day Test matches could become mandatory as part of the World Test Championship from 2023, with the ICC's cricket committee likely to formally consider the change in 2020 amid widespread discussions among member boards about how to reduce numerous pressure points in the global cricket calendar for the future.

However, the world's cricketers stand as the most likely source of opposition to the change, with many viewing the step up from four-day first-class games to five-day Tests as a critical point of difference at the top end of the long-form game.

The ICC's increasing demand for event windows, the proliferation of domestic T20 leagues, the BCCI's demands for its own sizeable share of bilateral calendar space, and the costs of staging Test series are all factors contributing to the move, which would shave off a significant amount of time from the calendar for the 2023 to 2031 cycle.

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2 weeks 5 days ago #377898 by ketchim
It sure would reconcile with our 4 day League in the Caribbean !

Besides a lotta games are NOT going to the 5th day ~

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1 week 3 days ago #378190 by chairman
Also 4 day tests..what a joke. Do the people making these decisions even like cricket? Just leave the game aloneAlso 4 day tests..what a joke. Do the people making these decisions even like cricket? Just leave the game alone

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1 week 3 days ago #378191 by chairman
The same people who came up with the 100, probably.

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1 week 3 days ago #378193 by chairman
I think the problem with 'leaving it alone' is that the trend of matches outside of an India or England series having sparse attendance and losing money will continue. The format may have to adapt, or become diminished even further

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1 week 3 days ago #378194 by chairman
They like the money from the micky mouse versions more, unfortunately

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