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    Test cricket should have 6 days of play

    I seriously think they should have 6 days of play, i really hate when the game is drawn. Results are always so much more exciting and commercially I think it would be better too for the game.

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    Or maybe we should just produce sporting pitches..

    6 days of "whoever can score the quickest and make the best declarations wins" cricket would be horrible.
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    Nah. No need. We're getting more results in this era than ever, so it'd be rather pointless and just play further into batsmen's hands.

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    well i agree there should be a rule to make the pitches always sporty not one sided


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    Do we really get that many draws in test cricket these days to warrant a 6th day??

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    The games would draw still with 6 days as pitches will then be prepare accordingly.Pressure will come to groundsmen that a test should not end in 4 days as it will lead to loss in revenue of 2 days.
    So we will then on some pitches have to watch a batfest of 6 days.

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    I think this is more an example of how much more impatient people are these days than previously & how Australias recent runs over past years has changed peoples perception of test cricket to some degree. I.e used to be in tests over 3 runs an over was most excellent but people are more used to it happening now.

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    Hahaha no.

    If you add up the proposed days of said example, we will almost have enough to have another Test in itbt.
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    Test matches should actually be reduced to 4 days, and obv you're then gonna have supportive pitches, which is always good for cricket.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deira View Post
    I seriously think they should have 6 days of play, i really hate when the game is drawn. Results are always so much more exciting and commercially I think it would be better too for the game.

    Actually there are far more dull wins by huge margins these days than there are boring draws. Some of the most exciting games in history have been drawn. You get the occasional game where both teams barely complete an innings but you just have to live with those and an extra day would make it even more tedious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stu274 View Post
    I think this is more an example of how much more impatient people are these days than previously & how Australias recent runs over past years has changed peoples perception of test cricket to some degree. I.e used to be in tests over 3 runs an over was most excellent but people are more used to it happening now.
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    I'm pretty happy to see what SS suggessted a while back implemented, a sixth day reserved where any of the 450 overs not completed would be made up on that day (within reason) to counter stuff like rain and alot of time missed due to bad light.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pasag View Post
    I'm pretty happy to see what SS suggessted a while back implemented, a sixth day reserved where any of the 450 overs not completed would be made up on that day (within reason) to counter stuff like rain and alot of time missed due to bad light.
    Wouldn't that make it a logisitcal nightmare?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig View Post
    Wouldn't that make it a logistical nightmare?
    Nah, just get rid of Twenty20s and everything else will sort itself out

    Seriously though, I don't see why it would be that much of a logistical issue. Might be a bit harder to plan things but I don't think it would be impossible.

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    Why don't we just make it an even week? Or maybe go back to playing timeless Tests...

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