I just think It'll be detrimental to Test cricket.
Indian fans want to see their teams win, that brings in more money, they will win more in T20, they will play more T20. It's not that hard to comprehend. As I said, cricket is a business these days. And this is probably the worst thing that could've happened in terms of the security of Test cricket in the future.
You quoted before my edit so I'll post again:
If Indian fans only watched the formats of the game that they were good at, they wouldn't watch ODI cricket because India are crap at it, and they'd watch more test cricket, which India are far better than compared to the pyjama game. But they still watch more ODIs (generally) because that's their cricketing culture. They don't just watch what they're good at, because then they wouldn't watch much cricket at all.
"I am very happy and it will allow me to have lot more rice."
Eoin Morgan on being given a rice cooker for being Man of the Match in a Dhaka Premier Division game.
Forever 63* at the SCG
marketing is everything.. if by any chance there would start on thursday an ind vs. pak test series the audience would be huge!
it's not really that much about the format, it's about quality play, front stars and rivalries. and it's about how you gather all this together and make a package of it to pass on, to sell.
ODI world cup failed here, Twenty20 succeeded.
and some traditional rivalries in test cricket (ashes, ind-pak, ind-aus, aus-nz) make the cash at the grounds and stick milions in face of the tv.
it's all about how creative you get with the advertising and about the quality of the product.
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