Friday, 16 November, 2018

Brendon McCullum predicts death of Test cricket - 'Society is changing, isn't it?'

Brendon McCullum who made a Test triple hundred against India opines that the traditional format will not survive for a long time because of T20 invasion Brendon McCullum predicts death of Test cricket - 'Society is changing, isn't it?'
Shannon Reynolds | 16 May, 2018, 09:12

Former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum has predicted that Test cricket will soon end as teams simply won't have the resources to play the sport.Speaking to ESPNCricinfo, McCullum said, "I firmly believe that Test cricket won't be around in time, because there's only so many teams that can afford to play it", he was quoted as saying".

In an effort to popularise women's cricket, the BCCI has organised an exhibition women's T20 ahead of Qualifier I at the Wankhede Stadium on May 22.

The likes of Smriti Mandhana and Harmanpreet Kaur shone in the tournament which has induced the authorities to think on broader lines as far as women's cricket is concerned. "Danni Wyatt and Daniel Hazell will add the English flavour". "I think once we do separate it even more, then the skill level of T20 cricket will go to a whole new level altogether", he said.

The BCCI has confirmed the participation of New Zealand captain Suzie Bates and allrounder Sophie Devine, Australia allrounder Ellyse Perry, wicketkeeper Alyssa Healy, medium-pacer Megan Schutt and batsman Beth Mooney. The CoA chief has reportedly told the worldwide news agency AFP that the BCCI is planning to launch women's IPL-style T20 cricket league in the next two or three years.

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India will be looking to launch a woman's IPL within the next three years, Committee of Administrators head Vinod Rai said on Tuesday.

BCCI has been pulling out all stops to promote and nurture women's cricket and this is a small yet significant step towards a prospective league involving women's stars in the future. The match is being considered the first dry run for "the women's IPL". "Mithali Raj, Jhulan Goswami, Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana and Veda Krishanmurthy among others rubbing shoulders with foreign stars will be a unique experience and something that we have not witnessed here in India". However, considering the lack of depth among Indian women's cricketers, the idea was shelved.

The match will kick start at 2.00 pm and will be followed by the IPL 2018 Qualifier 1.

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