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LONDON: Check cricket and T20 can comfortably co-exist regardless of the mushrooming of franchise-based leagues, feels former England captain Andrew Strauss.
Strauss, who’s at the moment the chairman of the England and Wales Cricket Board’s (ECB)cricket committee, took into consideration the expanded two and half months window for the IPL whereas making the evaluation.
“One thing we know in other countries, Test cricket doesn’t pay the bills, like it does here,” Strauss advised the Day by day Telegraph.
“The T20 format is the way that a lot of people get introduced to the game in the first place. I still maintain that they can sit together comfortably, Test and T20 cricket.
“However the problem we now have is (to offer a) manageable schedule that enables gamers to do each. That’s actually difficult. It is multi-dimensional,” Strauss added.
Recently star New Zealand left-arm pacer Trent Boult pulled out of the central contract so that he has more time to play franchise cricket.
“It positively seems like proper in the meanwhile, the speed of change is growing.
“And the truth is, none of us know what’s around the corner so you can all look into the future and go, ‘Yeah, we’re going to have this situation where players are signed up to franchises for 12 months of the year and there’s less international cricket’. We don’t know any of that at this point,” he mentioned.
“They (the players) will always look at those opportunities side by side and decide what’s best for them and you don’t hold that against them,” Strauss mentioned.
“And so we need to continue promoting all the brilliant things that cricket in this country offers players — we want to have a strong vibrant domestic game and we want to make sure the players are playing the right balance of formats as well so that it’s not all drifting down that white-ball short-form route.
“There’s nonetheless loads of gamers that wish to commit and problem themselves to be the most effective Check cricketers they are often,” Strauss, who is leading the high performance review into the future of the English game, said.
Urging the English cricketers to be nimble and “adaptable to adjustments”, Strauss said: “We will not afford to be sluggish transferring and have our heads within the sand.
“I think that’s really important that we set ourselves up in this country, we set the game up in a way that allows us to be flexible and adaptable.”



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