ICC chairman Greg Barclay wants to extend the duration of the women’s Test match to five days but questioned whether the longer document would become part of the future “scenario” of the women’s game.
Only Four days against five:-
Notably, the duration of women’s Test matches is just four days compared to five in men’s games, and five Test matches played since 2017 have ended in a draw.
England, Australia, and India are the only countries to have played a women’s Test match in the last five years.
England Bowler Kate Cross said:-
England captain Heather Knight has endorsed the five-day Test and England bowler Kate Cross said the women’s cricketers were fit enough to meet the physical demands of longer matches after the drawn Ashes Test in January.
“Most people would say five days are needed,” Barclay told the BBC.
“If they’re going to play it, my personal view is that they should have five days to play it.”
ODI and T20I cricket fans:-
Barclay said shorter formats of cricket were the “way to the future” for the game, adding that ODIs and T20Is were more attractive to cricket fans.
“This is where broadcasters are putting their resources,” Barclay said.
“That’s what’s driving the money. To play Test cricket you have to have structures domestically. They don’t really exist in any country at the moment. I really want women’s Test cricket to develop at a particular pace.” can not see.
“It’s not like any country that likes to play Test cricket can’t do that. But I don’t think it’s any part of the landscape going forward to any real extent.”
England will host South Africa later this month in what will be the first Test for spectators since 2014.