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  • (If, then)World Test Series should be held every 8 years.

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Thread: World Cup for Tests? discussions...World Test Series?

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    Icon2 World Cup for Tests? discussions...World Test Series?

    There's three form of the sport cricket. Two of them have a championship but the most pure form doesnt. You probably figured out, it's test. Well the main reason it doesn't is because of time and you might not get a result.
    Note: The ICC did put a test ranking system into affect but what if that is used to detemine seeds in a test championship. From 2013, every four/eight years there would a test championship. The ICC LG Test championship would determine the teams by calculating the ratings of all the matches for the four/eight years. The top two teams from the LG ranking would battle it out like it happens in college football (A.Football). Then after the test championship the ranking would start over. It would be kinda of like the Ashes except it wouldn't be australia and england everytime as they can move down the ranking.If the series is a draw/tie its a draw look at ODI if its a tie in the final its a tie only twenty20 has a tiebreaker. If the series is a draw/tie its a draw look at ODI if its a tie in the final its a tie only twenty20 has a tiebreaker, or have a points system which would be similar to the County cricket one.
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    A series between the top two teams would probably be a more effective way...like, say...the Ashes.
    I thought of it and had changed it but i think it is the easiest way to do it as it would just be a test series but with bit more value than your avarage series because the teams battle it out for the last to be determine who really is the best team(because the #1 & #2 team might not have played each other yet and even if they had the #2 team has a chance to take over the #1 spot and prove they are better now or vice versa) before the ranking system starts over. If the series is a draw/tie its a draw look at ODI if its a tie in the final its a tie only twenty20 has a tiebreaker
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    Quote Originally Posted by LA ICE-E
    What would be the problems to have a test championship?
    Why would it only take 40 days?
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    What about if the match is a draw?


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    Quote Originally Posted by silentstriker
    Why would it only take 40 days?
    because 4 tests without being happening the same time is 20 days then ten days in the semifinals and 5 days for the final and 5 days break alltogether...i like idea 1 beter

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    Quote Originally Posted by silentstriker
    What about if the match is a draw?
    it would be decided in a 20/20

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    Quote Originally Posted by LA ICE-E
    it would be decided in a 20/20

    So you go in with 11 batsmen against England, and just play for the 20/20 match.

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    can any of the nice mods help me, i accidently forgot to mark the multi answer part in the poll. Can you make this poll a multi answer one please?

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    A tournament like this has a certain merit. However there are a number of reasons why caution should be observed.

    20/20 cricket and Test cricket should never be mixed

    How would it impact the importance of the traditional Test series and tours?

    Would the tournament become so important that the future tours program was disolved and teams played far fewer tests? Therefore possibly hurting Test cricket rather than helping

    Would there be enough time to prepare for local conditions prior to each game?

    and there are many more.

    Im sure most people that love cricket have thought of and drawn up something similar and it is not completely impractical. However, it would be a radical departure that may not be worth risking at the moment.
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    The Twenty20 part is truly lame. I can see why some would want to do this, but it's just a terrible idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adharcric
    The Twenty20 part is truly lame. I can see why some would want to do this, but it's just a terrible idea.
    ok how about a blowout?

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    you should just LEAVE the test alone and stay with your 1st idea of just giving a trophy to the no. 1 team in the ranking

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    A series between the top two teams would probably be a more effective way...like, say...the Ashes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by _Ed_
    A series between the top two teams would probably be a more effective way...like, say...the Ashes.
    Uhh .. no.

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    It's not a bad idea really but I can't see it ever happening, the time would take too long and whilst this sort of thing is going on the teams should be touring opposition countries. Too me, I think a World XI, no matter how badly they played last time should become a regular event every 4 or 5 years to play the top side in the world at that stage. That would be better than a test championship where draws and scheduling just becomes too difficult.
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