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    The Campaign for Test Matches to last Ten Days

    We have started the Campaign for Test Matches to last Ten days or, more easily TCTMTLTD as an antidote to Twenty20. Sure Twenty20 is fun but test matches are where the real fun is to be had. Imagine the ebb and flow of a ten day match. Perfect. Please join our campaign.TCFTTLTD Hopefully we can lobby the ICC to make this momentous change.
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    I don't see why you'd want a 10 day test match, when you could play roughly 22 T20 games in the same time period. More is better.

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    Weeman to be appointed the new head of BCCI scheduling committee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cevno View Post
    Weeman to be appointed the new head of BCCI scheduling committee.
    I can't be appointed to a position I already have.

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    If tests were played over ten days, would Australia still have dominated as they did?


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    How about 30 days instead. That would allow for the odd rain day etc to not effect anything.
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    Would make Test cricket a worse spectator sport anyway.

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    It would still be left drawn, as the visitors would have to catch the boat home ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by stumpski View Post
    It would still be left drawn, as the visitors would have to catch the boat home ...
    That cracks me up - why have the timeless test if (england) knew they had to catch a boat.

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    England were 654-5 chasing 696 ... one of the great near misses, that. Would have set an all-time record.

    There were two days washed out as well, IIRC.
    Last edited by stumpski; 29-04-2012 at 05:37 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stumpski View Post
    England were 654-5 chasing 696 ... one of the great near misses, that. Would have set an all-time record.

    There were two days washed out as well, IIRC.
    How do I find the scorecard on cricinfo - what year was it?

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