ECB proposes for 4-day test and 40-over world cup


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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.

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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.

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