Former Indian head Coach Ravi Shastri has come up with his suggestion of a radical change in Test cricket to grow the competition more.
The debate has been started after Ben Stokes’s retirement from ODI cricket that how the load from a player’s body can be reduced.
Former Indian head coach Ravi Shastri came up with a suggestion where he said that only 6 teams in the ranking table should be allowed to play the Test format and the game can be spread through white ball format.
In an interview, Shastri has said on Sky Sports that if ICC want test cricket to survive , 10/12 teams should not be allowed to play this format. Top 6 teams should be playing test cricket as quality should be respected more than quantity. That’s the only way the window for other cricket can be expanded. If ICC want they can increase the teams in ODI and T20I format. But teams in Test format have to be reduced.
Ravi added that if teams are in the top 6 they will play test cricket otherwise they won’t. It may be any team such as England, India, Australia whichever, if they want to play a Test they have to be in the top 6.
Shastri has also explained the reason behind his suggestion. He said test cricket demands quality. So if there is no quality, none will watch it. Game will be finished in 2/3 days.
He also added the perspective of the broadcasters as they have paid for the full 5 day matches. If the game ends in 2/3 days it would be a huge loss for them and fans will be unhappy as well.