ICC chairman says Test cricket is dying as fans turn to T20Is

Last Updated: Feb 08 2019 14:34

CRICKET- As fans turn to shortest format of the game T20Is for more entertainment, International Cricket Council (ICC) Chairman Shashank Manohar believes Test Cricket will soon lost its sheen.

He accepted that people no longer have time to watch a full Test match and it is also costing ICC a lot in terms of revenue.

During his visit to Bangladesh, Manohar said that ICC Test Championship, starting after the 2019 Cricket World Cup, is their last effort to revive the longest format of the game.

“Test cricket is actually dying to be honest. So to improve the situation, we are trying ways and means. The [ICC] board directors came to a conclusion that if we start a Test championship, it would keep Test cricket alive and generate more interest in the game.”

He also articulated that T20 cricket generate the maximum TRP. People feel like watching a T20 is like watching a movie as it gets over in three and a half hours.