London, Pretr. International Cricket Council (ICC) chairman Greg Barkley has warned that the growing number of domestic T20 leagues is making bilateral series shorter and could lead to a reduction in the number of Test matches in the next decade.
ICC will face big problems while deciding the program
Barclay, who became ICC chairman in November 2020, said that the ICC would face major problems while deciding the next future tour schedule starting next year. He said, ‘Every year there is a tournament for women’s and men’s cricket. Apart from this, the domestic league is increasing. This is making the bilateral series shorter.
“It will have unfortunate consequences,” he said. Also from the point of view of playing experience and also on the revenue of those countries which do not get much play opportunities especially against teams like India, Australia or England. Test cricket will remain an integral part of the game in the next 10-15 years but the number of matches may be reduced.
It will not affect countries like Australia and England
He also indicated that it will not affect countries like India, Australia and England. Barkley also said that the Test format is not developing as fast in women’s cricket. He said that the domestic structure to play Test cricket should be like that which is not present in any country. I don’t think the Test format is developing that fast in women’s cricket.