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Offline bobw

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Re: Four day tests
« Reply #15 on: October 24, 2020, 08:53:19 AM »
And now we have a proposal for a six day test championship final. This along with the 5 day BWC finals makes a mockery of the four day proposal.

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Re: Four day tests
« Reply #16 on: October 24, 2020, 09:23:26 AM »
Of all the recent proposals to change International cricket the "World Test Championship" seems the daftest. Real followers of test cricket do not need a "context" to enjoy a test series and casual followers would not have a clue as to how the World Test Championship is conducted. It is opaque and unwieldy. Teams do not play the same number of games or against the same opposition so it makes no sense at all.

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Re: Four day tests
« Reply #17 on: October 24, 2020, 07:30:25 PM »
Of all the recent proposals to change International cricket the "World Test Championship" seems the daftest. Real followers of test cricket do not need a "context" to enjoy a test series and casual followers would not have a clue as to how the World Test Championship is conducted. It is opaque and unwieldy. Teams do not play the same number of games or against the same opposition so it makes no sense at all.

Hear, hear!!

Offline nat

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Re: Four day tests
« Reply #18 on: October 24, 2020, 07:40:44 PM »
Of all the recent proposals to change International cricket the "World Test Championship" seems the daftest. Real followers of test cricket do not need a "context" to enjoy a test series and casual followers would not have a clue as to how the World Test Championship is conducted. It is opaque and unwieldy. Teams do not play the same number of games or against the same opposition so it makes no sense at all.
Unfortunately, excluding England and perhaps Australia, there are a diminishing number of Test cricket followers. They are fed an unremitting diet of 20-20 bish bash with the occasional 50-50 bish bash bosh.

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Re: Four day tests
« Reply #19 on: October 25, 2020, 02:30:03 PM »
Four day cricket makes more sense if we use floodlights and pink ball. Getting a proper amount of overs in each day. Especially if you have a disparity between teams. Too many teams give up in test cricket, including us at times.
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Re: Four day tests
« Reply #20 on: October 25, 2020, 02:44:43 PM »
But Andy all sides are incapable of getting a reasonable number of overs bowled in a day.

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Re: Four day tests
« Reply #21 on: October 25, 2020, 04:31:51 PM »
But Andy all sides are incapable of getting a reasonable number of overs bowled in a day.
Wrong. They are capable of doing it but choose not to.

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« Reply #22 on: October 25, 2020, 07:41:43 PM »
But Andy all sides are incapable of getting a reasonable number of overs bowled in a day.
Wrong. They are capable of doing it but choose not to.

I am sure if the penalty was high enough theycould get back to 20 overs an hour. how about 1% of match fee for each over missed? Or overs have to be completed in each session. If not no lunch/tea?

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Re: Four day tests
« Reply #23 on: October 25, 2020, 10:08:13 PM »
Threatening to send some disgruntled scouser on their third week of tier 3 lockdown might be a useful persuader for tardy over rates.
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