I am surprised no one has posted this yet. What do you think about the suggestions?
1. Bowling actions should be monitored in matches, not just in science labs.
Agreed, if they can come up with a consistent rule and an accurate way to judge the bend of the arm in a game situation.
2. There are too many international matches, especially one-dayers.
DING DING DING! Too many for me = more than zero.
3. There should be a standard format for international tours - a Twenty20 "competition" (a rare moment of vagueness), three one-dayers and a Test series of three to five matches.
I'm in love....
I'd actually prefer four to five Tests with no one dayers or Twenty20 (to be replaced by more FC games before and in between the Tests), but than I am in the minority.
4. The World Cup should last no longer than a month, with fewer teams and "fewer one-sided matches".
The World Cupt should last no longer. But close enough.
5. Boundaries should go out again, to within two metres of the perimeter fence.
I guess I'm one of the farts that Lisle talks about, but I hate the fact that a six today would have been an easy catch in past generations. It is diminishing the things that bowlers (especially spinners) can do on the field, and it is rewarding bad shots too often. Is mis-hit, even slightly, should never go for a six, except when off the absolute fastest of bowlers (and even than on rare occassions).
6. Groundsmen should stop using glue to hold pitches together.
Meh..agreed with Lisle that it should be used, but only in cases of extreme enviornmental problems.