Whatever it takes!!!
Here's another doozy from Cricbuzz
Making it look like an afterthought with by making the series so short (an potentially weather affected) will definitely help here... not. It's this sort thoughts vs actions stupidity that will kill test cricket in the end. Younger generation won't watch it if it's never on.
What an idiot.
I wanted to say something about how saying they want context and then organizing 2 test series is such a stupid Quixotic move. But SteveNZ has done that better than I can ever.Yea exactly. When people make these statements I wonder if they're actually even asking youngsters why they don't watch cricket.
I guarantee you 9/10 times it will be just because other sports are far more accessible. More coverage on free TV and internet. Cheaper tickets. Easier to find a club to go play for.
Cricket is already hard enough to get in to because it's a slow complex sport. It's further isolating itself from fans by putting it behind paywalls and making it inaccessible. To then go ahead and claim something needs to change in cricket or that we need more T20s because the youngsters are 'just not interested' is such backwards logic.
And then you hope over the pond and see one of the best team's in the world refuse to tour a nation of 160 million cricket fans just because they don't care enough. Urgh.
Nah.. we are getting 3 tests when we were supposed to get none. They are reducing a test. Not that it all makes sense but BCCI knows one of the easiest ways to ensure they fulfill their contractual obligation of # of days of international cricket is by scheduling a few tests. I just hope we get one more tour before this SL Independence Trophy or whatever we are playing there. And hopefully we can get the full test tour of RSA with 4 tests. I would not mind not playing any LO at all this time if it means we get a proper 4 test series. (lol @ 4 tests being a proper series these days. 3 or 5 would be the best, but 4 is better than 3 I guess.)The BCCI is doing pretty much the same thing for our schedule for the remainder of the year. India are playing 20 LoIs in the next 2 months and it's likely that they're going to cut a test from the SA tour.
Although we are getting 3 home tests vs SL so there's that.