Kapil Dev wants ICC to ensure survival of ODI, Test formats


‘It’s going the way in which as soccer in Europe,’ says the previous India captain amid international Growth of profitable T20 leagues.

‘It’s going the way in which as soccer in Europe,’ says the previous India captain amid international Growth of profitable T20 leagues.

Former India captain Kapil Dev has referred to as on cricket’s governing physique (ICC) to take steps to shield the check and one-day worldwide formats amid the worldwide Growth of profitable home Twenty20 competitions.

The proliferation of T20 leagues has additional strained cricket’s already-bloated calendar, with new competitions within the United Arab Emirates and South Africa set to start early subsequent 12 months.

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The trailblazing Indian Premier League is ready to be given an prolonged window within the ICC’s subsequent worldwide calendar whereas England and Australia are additionally probably to get devoted slots for his or her home franchise-based leagues.

The cramped schedule has prompted some gamers to give up formats, with England’s Ben Stokes quitting ODIs final month, whereas South Africa have dropped an ODI tour of Australia in January because it clashed with the launch of their T20 league.

The ICC has put the onus on member boards to discover a stability between home and bilateral cricket to higher handle the workload of gamers however Dev mentioned it has a “bigger responsibility” to handle the game.

Skipper Kapil Dev lifts the Cricket World Cup after India defeated the West Indies at Lords in the final on 25 Jun 1983.

Skipper Kapil Dev lifts the Cricket World Cup after India defeated the West Indies at Lords within the last on 25 Jun 1983.
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“It’s going the way as football in Europe,” Dev, who lifted the World Cup as India skipper in 1983. informed the Sydney Morning Herald on Monday. “They don’t play against each country. It is once in four years (during the World Cup).

“Is this what we’re going to have, the World Cup and the remainder of the time enjoying membership (T20 franchise) cricket? In the same manner, will cricketers finally be enjoying primarily the IPL or the Big Bash or one thing like that?

“The ICC have to put more time into that to see how they can ensure the survival of one-day cricket, test match cricket, not only club cricket,” added Dev.

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