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    well at least it'd give us 2 new test teams
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    not bad. A bit harsh on WI/NZ or whoever ends up being the 8th team though.

    And Bangladesh have been making some real improvements, would suck for them. Though they might start winning Test matches which will be something for their fans at least.
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    love that dig at NZ


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    Would actually be kinda interesting HOWEVER I think that if it were implemented it'd be only fair if there were more uniform Test series in both groups i.e. if Bangladesh make tier 1, they should be able to play 3 away Tests per series against each of the other countries. I mean whens the last time they toured Australia? It would be wrong for them to make the top tier only to be relegated because the boards cbf giving them Tests and so they don't play as much/have as much chance to win a series if they're 1-2 Tests.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NZTailender View Post
    Would actually be kinda interesting HOWEVER I think that if it were implemented it'd be only fair if there were more uniform Test series in both groups i.e. if Bangladesh make tier 1, they should be able to play 3 away Tests per series against each of the other countries. I mean whens the last time they toured Australia? It would be wrong for them to make the top tier only to be relegated because the boards cbf giving them Tests and so they don't play as much/have as much chance to win a series if they're 1-2 Tests.
    great in theory. But would obviously never happen due to the boards/players/Icc etc. making a **** load less money as a result.

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    Need to see more details before come to a firm opinion, however would undoubtedly be great for top associate teams like Ireland.

    The risk is killing test cricket in places like WI, NZ, SL, Bangladesh if in second division, as would be relying on the respective Boards' ability, and other countries' willingness, to continue scheduling test series (for interest and competition) and limited overs series (for money) outside of the division. If a smaller nation's team is on a down-ebb, as happens from time to time, then compounding that with reduced competition, reduced interest at home through lack of matches against bigger teams, and reduced income, could put that country in a hole that would be very difficult to climb out of.

    Nevertheless will withhold judgement for now. Interested to see if any rules in place regarding lengths of series within a division - 3 tests minimum? Or two tests home, two tests away minimum? Or not specified.
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    So currently we have

    Div 1

    Australia
    India
    South Africa
    Pakistan
    England
    New Zealand
    Sri Lanka

    Div 2

    West Indies
    Bangladesh
    Zimbabwe
    Ireland
    Netherlands

    Hong Kong, Scotland and Afghanistan being relatively serious contenders for Netherlands spot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by straw man View Post
    Need to see more details before come to a firm opinion, however would undoubtedly be great for top associate teams like Ireland.

    The risk is killing test cricket in places like WI, NZ, SL, Bangladesh if in second division, as would be relying on the respective Boards' ability, and other countries' willingness, to continue scheduling test series (for interest and competition) and limited overs series (for money) outside of the division. If a smaller nation's team is on a down-ebb, as happens from time to time, then compounding that with reduced competition, reduced interest at home through lack of matches against bigger teams, and reduced income, could put that country in a hole that would be very difficult to climb out of.

    Nevertheless will withhold judgement for now. Interested to see if any rules in place regarding lengths of series within a division - 3 tests minimum? Or two tests home, two tests away minimum? Or not specified.
    The only way it would kill cricket in those countries would be if they stay there for a long time. I mean if NZ were in the 2nd tier in the last 2 years, we'd have likely stomped on everyone in that division and then after being victorious against Sri Lanka/WI we'd have moved up to div 1.

    I think in terms of a tier system this is the best we've seen.

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    well just like the 70s West Indies could be the best team in their league again
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    Just to clarify - is promotion / relegation at the end of the two years automatic? or is there a relegation series between the two teams.
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    I can bet this proposal will never get through. The big three will never agree to the risk of relegation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CricAddict View Post
    I can bet this proposal will never get through. The big three will never agree to the risk of relegation.
    Have the big 3 ever been ranked 8th?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Athlai View Post
    Have the big 3 ever been ranked 8th?
    I am sure Australia was not. But I remember England and India at 7th place. Not sure of 8th.

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    India are 8th when playing away from home.
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