ICC CEO Dave Richardson doesn’t trust Test cricket has lost its sheen yet said the five-day design needs a lit piece of lift to keep the premium alive among fans.
Richardson’s announcement came with regards to ICC Chairman Shashank Manohar’s ongoing articulation that Test cricket is gradually “biting the dust”.
“What he (Manohar) was significance to state is Test cricket was getting out for more setting,” Richardson was cited as saying by ESPNcricinfo.
Dave Richardson, ICC CEO”Yes, there are some notorious challenges that occur every now and then, however, except if you are a piece of or a devotee of the taking an interest groups that specific arrangement had no genuine enthusiasm (to fans internationally).”
“… with the presentation of the World Test Championship, that adds intrigue and advances the Test diversion worldwide regardless of who is playing. That is the thing that he was stating: Test cricket required only that additional lift, it should have been advanced and the World Test Championship ideally is the response to that,” he included.
ICC Chairman Manohar had as of late stated: “We are endeavoring to see whether Test title can produce intrigue. Since Test cricket is really kicking the bucket to be straightforward.”
Richardson, in any case, said there are numerous nations where the organization is intently pursued and given numbers to demonstrate his case.
Dave Richardson, ICC CEO”In numerous nations Test cricket is still intently pursued. We have in excess of a billion fans that pursue cricket – 68 percent of them are fanatics of each of the three configurations of the amusement, which implies that near 700 million individuals are enthusiasts of Test cricket.”
“So it isn’t right to say that Test cricket is passing on. It is more diligently for individuals to go to five days of a Test coordinate, go through consistently staying there for six hours.
“Possibly how individuals are following Test cricket is distinctive to what it was state 10, 20 years prior. Be that as it may, I don’t assume it is biting the dust. The (World) Test Championship, however, will give more setting and more intrigue and simply be an additional cap peg that we can hang our caps on.”