The ECB helped to kill Cricket over there by locking Cricket behind a pay wall, the same thing we're well on our way to doing.ECB doesn't see it that way.
ECB also think a 16.4/16.4 match is a good idea...ECB doesn't see it that way.
That's your opinion. Which is frequently dead wrong. CA promotes a great product and despite our flat pitches at least CA tries to grow the game here. Your subcontinent bias doesn't let you see that but you need to fix your corruption and self agenda issues in your own country before having a go at us.The ECB helped to kill Cricket over there by locking Cricket behind a pay wall, the same thing we're well on our way to doing.
I know you think otherwise but The Hundred is not the solution. The ECB like with Cricket Australia just look at the short term and nothing more, unfortunately it's just how these governing bodies are set up.
Please tell me how CA are trying to grow the game here. They've put limited overs behind a pay wall, turning their back on an opportunity to give more exposure to state cricket and they've also effectively cut a Test per summer.That's your opinion. Which is frequently dead wrong. CA promotes a great product and despite our flat pitches at least CA tries to grow the game here. Your subcontinent bias doesn't let you see that but you need to fix your corruption and self agenda issues in your own country before having a go at us.
Your sides can barely field, parents bribe officials to get kids into age group rep teams, schoolboy batting records on road pitches are all the rage and conflicts of interest reign supreme, not to mention a complete lack of respect for the rules or regulations in your own constitution.
CA isn't perfect but they are centuries ahead of other boards
Why is that a Test issue specifically? Bilateral ODIs are incredibly boring 90% of the time and have the same problem as Tests where if a strong side plays a weak side the game is basically decided already. The only difference in ODIs is it doesn't matter where you play the conditions rarely matter so a weaker side doesn't even have home advantage.The sad reality is there are a handful of exciting, competitive tests each year amongst a glut of boring home dominant whitewashes. The people here carping on about the SA Vs Eng test seem to be more than happy watching 15 tests for one good one. That's a terrible ratio.
The other thing is four day tests are only the beginning of changes to come. Get used to it
India are against 4-day Test CricketCricket South Africa have just backed four day cricket this morning. So that's NZC, CA, the ECB and now CSA all in favour of.
No doubt all the other boards are waiting to see what India will say about it. Hopefully they use common sense and make the right choice but who knows
Why must they do this? They come here once every 4 years and play a handful of Tests, what's in it for their boards to spend months preparing them for very particular conditions they aren't going to see again for years.Our home summers are terrible because teams give up before they hit our shores. They simply must be held accountable for their own performances.
Agree with this.We haven't been much different though, you take out Smith and most of our visits to the sub continent have been embarrassing, we lost 3-0 to Sri Lanka about 3 years ago but complained they're not competitive and shouldn't be touring here only 2 year later.
We don't embarrass ourselves over there at all. Outside of South Africa we acquit ourselves better than any other western country in the subcontinentAgree with this.
We frequently embarrass ourselves in the subcontinent and then complain about the standard of other countries when we demolish them here.