The future of Test cricket could be a short annual event like Wimbledon, according to Rajasthan Royals principal boss Manoj Badale.
One of the biggest problems facing cricket in recent years has been scheduling several teams to play two series in two different formats at the same time.
Badale estimates that some of the world’s best players can play cricket 220-230 days a year in T20, 1st and Test.
England Test captain Ben Stokes retired from the one-day international last July speak out “Too many crickets” and “no cars”, players can “refill and get back there”.
“If we make it more of an event, we can make Test cricket work,” Bader said. Tailenders podcast.
“We should be playing at the same time every year and in the few countries that can really afford it, the main event will be a diary event, like Wimbledon.
“It’s important to hear arguments like ‘Ben Stokes wants to play Test cricket’ over and over again, but what really matters is what future fans want to see and what their hard-earned money is. Where to use
“You have to think creatively to make the test cricket work.”
‘I’m worried about ODIs’
Last summer, the England Test team played at home to New Zealand, while the White team traveled to the Netherlands.
In March, Bangladesh’s white-ball series kicked off the day after the New Zealand Test Tournament.
India has a regular white team on tour, with different players playing in different formats elsewhere.
“There are so many formats,” Badale said. “Now I’m more worried about ODI games.
“Test cricket is something you gradually become a fan of, which is hard for me because I haven’t missed my first day at Lords over the years.
“But it’s not about me, it’s the thinking of 10- to 15-year-olds in India and around the world.”
“T20 is too long. T10 will be fun.”
The Times reported last week that six English players had been approached to sign multi-year contracts with Indian Premier League teams to play in multiple leagues around the world.
Seven of the 10 men’s IPL teams come from different leagues around the world, including those based in the West Indies, South Africa, the United Arab Emirates and the United States.
Former England international and IPL all-rounder Ravi Bopala said: BBC Test Special podcast The deal is “coming soon” and “not surprising.”
Budd said he wanted the team to “get bigger” and “play more leagues.”
“I strongly believe that over the next three to five years, management will make a number of choices that will really define the game.
“We are currently the second most popular sport in the world, but our real competition is other forms of entertainment.
“Now there are so many franchise leagues, so you can have a hierarchy of IPL, major league, minor league.”
Cricket has long been keen to qualify for the Olympics, but Bard believes the current format has limited its chances.
“I was in Wancord’s game [stadium in Mumbai] The game the other day was 4 hours and 15 minutes. This is too long. In some ways, I think the T20 is too long.
“T10 [10 overs per side] It’s getting more and more interesting.
“The only way you can watch cricket at the Olympics is T10, which you can do in 10 days.”
“Don’t solve time problems with new formats”
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has launched a new 100-ball game in 2021, aimed at reaching a more diverse audience and fitting into the broadcasters’ two-and-a-half-hour slots.
It is reported that it is under consideration game canceled After the format was deprecated in other countries and after it was adopted £9 million loss the first two years.
Bader thinks the ECB is willing to stick with this format.
“I don’t think it’s right to ask ‘what are you losing?’. It’s ‘what are you going to invest in?'” Budd said.
“People are talking about the IPL now, but hundreds of millions of dollars were invested in the first five to seven years. Everyone forgets that it has been losing money for years.
“I saw an article saying Hundred lost $9 million, but that’s none of my business. With a working economic model, it can be huge.”
But Badale said he doesn’t think another format is the solution.
“I tend to agree that T20 works. Why do we need another format?” Bader said.
“I think managers tend to prioritize trying to change their appearance over what should be a priority.
“The problem we’re trying to solve with The Hundred is that T20 games have become too long. I think four and a half hours is too long, but we don’t need to change the format to fix that.”