It’s great if this move leads to a reduction in the number
of cricket, but it has won that feat. All they will do is fill in the gaps with
more crickets. And if the regulators donith do that, franchising will
Some fantastic testing ended on Thursday and the public is completely satisfied with the end on Monday. I attended a support function here in the South Africa on another night and ask people about this. They are all satisfied with the Test cricket.
A good test is like a good book. Let it grow and give it
time. If it ends in four days, so be it. But you need the option of a fifth.
This is not for me.
DAVID LLOYD – BATSMAN AND COACH OF UK FORMER – NO
I can see the advantages of this but the players are slowing
down the game so much that it rarely gets 90 points in a day. I assume for
four-day matches, they will want to increase the over-allocation in a day to
100 and I can see that it’s possible. The players just want to play at
pedestrian speed and the referees are reluctant to speed things up.
I would be a concept fan if people could play their game and
get involved. To do that, we will not need tolerance for slow speeds and that
means captains are suspended for the next game if they do not meet the required
goals. Unless there are these types of punishments, they simply won the job.
If this is the case, Test cricket will be a faster game and the positive way in which modern cricket players mean that there will be every chance to get results within 400 matches. It will also free another day to ease the pressure of modern international schedules. But until the players and the admin’s mind changed, I resisted that.