ECB proposes for 4-day test and 40-over world cup
Jannatul Naym Pieal
Test cricket could be reduced to four days, and the next World Cup curtailed to 40 overs a side, if wide-ranging discussions between the chairmen of the English counties and the ECB become firm proposals, and are ultimately adopted by the ICC.
According to ESPNcricinfo, the “ideas are included in a discussion.document which details radical suggestions for change” in the domestic and international game.
“Influence ICC – ECB President changing the World Cup format to.a 40-over competition,” the document proposes according to the cricket website.
The document also includes a section suggesting the new president of the England and Wales Cricket Board – the former chairman, Giles Clarke – can use his.influence at the ICC to bring change.
However, while the next World Cup is to be staged in England in 2019, there is no way that the ECB – soon to be rebranded Cricket England and Wales as the ECB brand is seen as toxic – could unilaterally decide a change in its format.