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    why not a Test World Cup ?

    i was wondering if there is a ODI world cup, why not a test world cup? infact a test world cup would better in terms of knowing who is the best team because test cricket is much more challenging then oneday cricket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dass View Post
    i was wondering if there is a ODI world cup, why not a test world cup? infact a test world cup would better in terms of knowing who is the best team because test cricket is much more challenging then oneday cricket.
    Takes too long, in the main. Can't really ask every team in the world to camp out in one country for six months.
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    Because it'd take too long.

    We were supposed to have an ongoing Championship, anyhow.

    Then someone decided to completely mess that one up.
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    there is gotta be a way to make the tournament short, how about like a tournament where only the top 4 or 5 test playing nations battle it out.


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    Quote Originally Posted by dass View Post
    there is gotta be a way to make the tournament short, how about like a tournament where only the top 4 or 5 test playing nations battle it out.
    Why not the top 2?




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    but that is the point, how do you know who are the top two?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dass View Post
    but that is the point, how do you know who are the top two?
    ...from the test rankings?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NZTailender View Post
    ...from the test rankings?

    true but a competition between the the top 4 or 5 sides would be much more exciting.

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    Itís unnecessary. Thatís the beauty of test cricket, it doesnít need some contrived tournament every four years to give it meaning.
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    well if you look at the the LG test championship is like the world cup but its like a league system with no playoffs

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    Quote Originally Posted by LA ICE-E View Post
    well if you look at the the LG test championship is like the world cup but its like a league system with no playoffs
    Problem is, there is no 'reset' though and its one continuous neverending meaningless league.
    Test cricket doesn't need leagues to survive but i can see no harm in a 1 year experiment where each team start with zero pts. and plays each team once home and away.
    That'd make 18 tests for the calendar year per team which would be doable if we kept each team to around 20 ODIs for that year.

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    well im happy with the current thing but just want to see someone other than australia get to the top spot

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    Test cricket is exciting as is. Terrible idea.

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    no thanks...i lyk the way test is currently

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    Quote Originally Posted by C_C View Post
    Problem is, there is no 'reset' though and its one continuous neverending meaningless league.
    Test cricket doesn't need leagues to survive but i can see no harm in a 1 year experiment where each team start with zero pts. and plays each team once home and away.
    That'd make 18 tests for the calendar year per team which would be doable if we kept each team to around 20 ODIs for that year.
    Only issue with that would be the travel involved in order to get to nine different countries within one year. It also would create problems for a country like New Zealand who have a relatively short season and fitting nine home test matches as well as ODIs would be impossible.

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