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Can India save Test cricket?

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October 5, 2010

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Posted by   on (October 9, 2010, 21:59 GMT)

well...thrz little possibility tht india can save tests. afterall...v can bunk d school lo watch a test match on tv!

Posted by   on (October 8, 2010, 20:36 GMT)

No India cannot. How can a single country save cricket.

Posted by Sabwani on (October 7, 2010, 19:22 GMT)

Can India save Test cricket? Very astonishing to hear this headline as I saw last test match played that was very close nail biting but Does all credit belong to India? I dont think so. We have seen crowd in England as well in test series against Pakistan. "Can close test matches save test cricket?"

Posted by green_jelly on (October 7, 2010, 14:59 GMT)

Regarding UDRS - the BCCI arguments about maturity of the technology are really quite thin. People need to understand that the technology will not improve unless it is put to use in real test matches. The first few matches will still leave doubts, but that is the only way to find the issues and improve the technology. It is a necessary price to pay to have fair decisions in future tests. Unless the BCCI accepts UDRS, it will be a very long time before the technology can mature.

Posted by OT12 on (October 6, 2010, 21:30 GMT)

I think you all have forgot that Pakistan beated Aus in ENGLISH conditions, so as ENGLAND in home. What about them apart from the controversies, Pakistan did it with much smaller name then India (Im not taking away anything form INDIA), I just want to know would Pakistan be considered in same League??? Getting Austrlia all out for 88

Posted by rshn on (October 6, 2010, 20:19 GMT)

like it or not... The only country that can run the game is India. Just one country generates enough revenues to feed the entire cricketing world. Rest of the World has to take this with a pinch of a salt. Its not only the people who watch in the stadiums, but also the people who watch on the idiot box, thats where every thing counts, almost every Indian watched the last match. 99% of the revenues come from Advertisement rights and sponsors and not from stadium ticket fees.

As far as pakistanis are concerned, they will never be a part of Indian cricket.

Posted by rshn on (October 6, 2010, 19:57 GMT)

like it or not... The only country that can run the game is India. Just one country generates enough revenues to feed the entire cricketing world. Rest of the World has to take this with a pinch of a salt. Its not only the people who watch in the stadiums, but also the people who watch on the idiot box, thats where every thing counts, almost every Indian watched the last match. 99% of the revenues come from Advertisement rights and sponsors and not from stadium ticket fees.

As far as pakistanis are concerned, they will never be a part of Indian cricket.

Posted by addiemanav on (October 6, 2010, 18:51 GMT)

WHAT KIND OF ARGUMENTS ARE PPL GIVING HERE??RATHER THAN ENJOYING THE THRILL ,THEY R TALKING ABOUT CORRUPTION AND ALL SORT OF THINGS..GROW UP PPL..NOBODY DELIBERATELY ACCUSED A PARTICULAR TEAM..WHATEVER THE FACTS EMERGED,THEY WERE EXPOSED..IF THIS IS THE CASE,THEN 90% OF THE MATCHES LOOK FIXED!!

Posted by   on (October 6, 2010, 17:36 GMT)

Can India save Test cricket? No. Not one single nation can save the purest and greatest form of the game. Having close thrilling matches helps, but none have gone down as epically as the 2005 Ashes Test match at Edgbaston when England pulled off the impossible and won that match by two runs, the tightest in Ashes history. It doesn't even matter that India are World #1 at the moment, with the top four easily being as good as the other on any given day. If Test match cricket is to be saved, we have to have close thrilling matches and high-capacity/full-house crowds. India won't always produce them both, and no, the final day of that Test match wasn't at full, and the cameramen aren't duping anyone by focusing on one stand of Indian supporters. Close thrilling matches do NOT include 600+ runs and a dead game, but rather 40 wickets or close to in four days with thrilling chases at the end.

Posted by ReHaN1992 on (October 6, 2010, 16:18 GMT)

no india cnt as accordng to the reports indian crckt is the most corrupted amng all

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