Former Australia captain Mark Taylor expressed his concern over how the T20 internationals are gaining extra priority over the standard format of the sport. He believes that cash performs an enormous position in gamers making their choices.
Taylor desires the governing our bodies to implement actions that may make Test cricket financially rewarding.
Taylor praised Team India head coach Ravi Shastri and captain Virat Kohli for advocating the longest format of the sport. While chatting with World Wide of Sports, Taylor stated:
“(India coach) Ravi Shastri and Virat Kohli (have) been great supporters and promoters of Test cricket in recent times.”
“I think Virat has been excellent in that regard, really wanting to play Test cricket, prioritising the game. But the worry will be how long it continues for,” he added.
The money-wealthy Indian Premier League (IPL) has shouldered lots of blame following the cancelation of the fifth Test match between India and England.
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If comparable issues occurred in the IPL, I wish to see comparable motion taken by the gamers: Mark Taylor
Taylor added that in a case the place the well being of the participant might be affected by enjoying in such a compromised atmosphere, the abandonment of the match is justified.
But he additionally needs to consider that the IPL didn’t play a task in the participant’s resolution to not take the sphere.
He famous that he needs to see the same variety of response from the gamers in case an occasion much like England’s bio-bubble breach occurs in the IPL. Taylor added:
“When players make a stance against that we all understand that, we do, and we understand that health comes first. But people have to look after the health of the game.”
“It puts pressure on the game of Test cricket in particular, and then you’ve got a game of T20, a domestic series coming up that all those players want to play. We’ve got to be careful, the players have to be careful that they send a consistent message. If similar things happened in the IPL I would like to see similar action taken by the players,” he stated.
t As per the IPL 2021 schedule, he second half of the IPL will begin from September 19 in the UAE. However, the destiny of the Test sequence that hangs in the steadiness is but to be taken with each the cricketing boards in talks.
#Note-Author Name – Gokul Nair