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India Legends Warns ICC of Grim Future for Test Cricket: Kapil Dev



India Legends Warns ICC of Grim Future for Test Cricket

India Legends Warns ICC of Grim Future for Test Cricket: As T20 leagues become more popular than other formats. There seems to be a likely major shift in the way cricket competitions are going to be held in the future.

To add to the list of tournaments like the IPL, the PSL, and BBL, now UAE and South Africa to are starting their own T20 cricket leagues.

Many cricket experts predicted that cricket might be going the football way where players engage in club competitions for the most part of the year.

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Indian legendary cricketer Kapil Dev felt that the finance being generated by franchise T20 leagues should be utilized to conserve Test Cricket.

“I think it’s fading out,” Dev told the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age. “The ICC has a bigger responsibility for how to manage this game. It’s going the way as football in Europe. They don’t play against each country. It is once in four years (during the World Cup). Is this what we’re going to have, the World Cup and the rest of the time playing club cricket?”

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Dev added that it is ICC’s responsibility to ‘ensure the survival of Tests and ODIs. “In a similar way, will cricketers eventually be playing mainly the IPL or the Big Bash or something like that? So the ICC have to put more time into that to see how they can ensure the survival of one-day cricket, Test match cricket, not only club cricket,” he said.

“Club cricket is OK for a while. The Big Bash is OK. But the South African league is coming, the UAE league is coming. If all the countries are going to play club cricket, then international cricket will be only for the World Cup.”


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