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    Twenty20 Tests

    I think that it would be an excellent idea to have a test twenty20 game where each side is given 2 innings each which consist of only 20 overs, now that would be awsome, just like a One Day International but broken up into two different parts. Thoughts on this idea of mine?

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    This idea has been tossed around since before T20s arrived tbh. Personally, I see the appeal of it. It could work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Mxyzptlk View Post
    This idea has been tossed around since before T20s arrived tbh. Personally, I see the appeal of it. It could work.
    Really? I had no idea what so ever of this... care to allaborate a bit more Mr Mxyzptlk?

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    They tried it for a couple of novelty games here a few years back and it didn't really work IMO. Although whether it was the format of the games that didn't work or the "State Of Origin" teams is unclear.

    Would love to see a team follow-on though.


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    Not yet.

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    I heard that they were thinking of something called a COI at one stage. I have no idea what that means but my first impression of it was a Century of Overs International, doesn't sound right to me to be honest, it could be something else though. Because I don't really like the idea of a one hundred overs per side which elapses two days of play. It is stupid but it is just an experiment on the game much like the Twenty20's were.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spinksy View Post
    Really? I had no idea what so ever of this... care to allaborate a bit more Mr Mxyzptlk?
    http://www.cricketweb.net/blog/features/18.php
    http://forum.cricketweb.net/showthread.php?t=38721
    http://forum.cricketweb.net/showthread.php?t=28129

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    Actually the games I was thinking about were two 25-over innings.

    http://usa.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/2...02FEB2003.html

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    I don't see why it is a bad idea to be honest and I am wondering why they haven't enforced the idea yet after reading the article that was posted earlier. It was afterall posted on the 24 Mar 2008 at 12:28 am. That is five months and we haven't heard a peep about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spinksy View Post
    I don't see why it is a bad idea to be honest and I am wondering why they haven't enforced the idea yet after reading the article that was posted earlier. It was afterall posted on the 24 Mar 2008 at 12:28 am. That is five months and we haven't heard a peep about it.
    Well as much as we'd like them to, the ICC doesn't act on CW articles

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    Quote Originally Posted by pasag View Post
    Well as much as we'd like them to, the ICC doesn't act on CW articles
    Pretty true, should send them an email to be honest, doubt that they would actually get to read it though as they do run on a fairly tight shedule. Even if they did read it though they would probably forget about the whole thing and it would have been just a waste of time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spinksy View Post
    Pretty true, should send them an email to be honest, doubt that they would actually get to read it though as they do run on a fairly tight shedule. Even if they did read it though they would probably forget about the whole thing and it would have been just a waste of time.
    With limited overs cricket doing so well, why would they change? Changing formats would be the last thing on their mind at this stage. Might be something to think about in 10 years or something like that.

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    Waste of space ITBT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Julian87 View Post
    Waste of space ITBT.
    Hardly though, I am not saying that we give One Day Internationals the boot either, i'm saying that this format will be rare and probably will only be a one off thing but in ym opinion it is worth the shot, I am not saying that we start straight away but like Pasag said maybe later but NOT in ten years. Maybe three or four years though when One Day Internationals are almost burnt out anyway.

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    Not a good idea IMO, takes away from the fact you can watch a whole match in the evening when you get home ect.
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