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Time to be honest about the place Test cricket occupies in today's scenario, says Dileep Premachandran, in Wisden India.
In the current dispensation, this is what it is. It’s a traditional Boxing Day Test being scrapped in South Africa, so that a Twenty20 game can be played instead. It’s a series that will decide the world’s best Test team being downgraded to three matches so that the heart of the English summer can be given over to five One-Day Internationals. It’s players being allowed to skip a Test tour so that they can recover from their Indian Premier League exertions.