Friends, Romans, Cricketwebbers, an endangered species is among us. It is not, as previously thought, an Ashley Giles wicket or a Bucknor good decision. Yet it is as, if not more, noticed and celebrated than either of these two occurrences.
It is the five Test series.
In all seriousness, though, what on earth is the ICC playing at with the current itinerary? A two Test series between Australia and New Zealand was an insult to all concerned. It seems the only series remaining sacred are those concerning matches between England and Australia or South Africa.
Some say that the quality of cricket merits the series length. If that's true, then why aren't Australia-India series and the like given greater length?
Your two cents?