November 25, 2013

'National boards are competitors when they should be siblings'

Mike Jakeman, the author of Saving The Test, a book about the future of the five-day game, talks about how cricket administrators can unite to make the game more viable

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  • on November 26, 2013, 1:56 GMT

    Cricket schedule is completely broken, a lot of series with no context. The perfect schedule to me would be:

    - Every bilateral series, 3 tests, 3 odi's, 3 t20's - Only the Ashes, S Africa vs ENG/AUS & India vs PAK to have more than 3 tests - World test championship every 4 years (by doing this the lesser financial nations will be guaranteed to host tours vs the big financial nations at least every 2 years & will help their revenue) - 50 overs world cup every 4 years (using the 1992 world cup format), 10 teams. Or 12 teams, 2 groups of 6 - t20 world cup every 4 years (16 teams, 4 groups) - Revamped champions trophy into the knockout tournament (using the 2000 edition format, 12 teams) every 2 years - Revamped IPL without international player restrictions - minor t20 leagues in each nation in consultation with ICC - Make A-team tours more priority

    NOTES:

    - No 2 tests series - Take away ZIM test status - No 5 & 7 match ODI series - No T20 champions league

  • on November 26, 2013, 1:56 GMT

    Cricket schedule is completely broken, a lot of series with no context. The perfect schedule to me would be:

    - Every bilateral series, 3 tests, 3 odi's, 3 t20's - Only the Ashes, S Africa vs ENG/AUS & India vs PAK to have more than 3 tests - World test championship every 4 years (by doing this the lesser financial nations will be guaranteed to host tours vs the big financial nations at least every 2 years & will help their revenue) - 50 overs world cup every 4 years (using the 1992 world cup format), 10 teams. Or 12 teams, 2 groups of 6 - t20 world cup every 4 years (16 teams, 4 groups) - Revamped champions trophy into the knockout tournament (using the 2000 edition format, 12 teams) every 2 years - Revamped IPL without international player restrictions - minor t20 leagues in each nation in consultation with ICC - Make A-team tours more priority

    NOTES:

    - No 2 tests series - Take away ZIM test status - No 5 & 7 match ODI series - No T20 champions league

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  • on November 26, 2013, 1:56 GMT

    Cricket schedule is completely broken, a lot of series with no context. The perfect schedule to me would be:

    - Every bilateral series, 3 tests, 3 odi's, 3 t20's - Only the Ashes, S Africa vs ENG/AUS & India vs PAK to have more than 3 tests - World test championship every 4 years (by doing this the lesser financial nations will be guaranteed to host tours vs the big financial nations at least every 2 years & will help their revenue) - 50 overs world cup every 4 years (using the 1992 world cup format), 10 teams. Or 12 teams, 2 groups of 6 - t20 world cup every 4 years (16 teams, 4 groups) - Revamped champions trophy into the knockout tournament (using the 2000 edition format, 12 teams) every 2 years - Revamped IPL without international player restrictions - minor t20 leagues in each nation in consultation with ICC - Make A-team tours more priority

    NOTES:

    - No 2 tests series - Take away ZIM test status - No 5 & 7 match ODI series - No T20 champions league