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GlammyRay wrote: ↑Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:36 pm I do think though by playing less 4 day cricket now it will have a detrimental effect to our national team in a few years to come!!!!!
LankyShark wrote:I'm really not sure that many of the typical spectators at Test cricket would also go to T20 internationals, to be honest.GlammyRay wrote: ↑Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:36 pm I do think though by playing less 4 day cricket now it will have a detrimental effect to our national team in a few years to come!!!!!
I am sure you are right except for one thing. You are assuming that the National team is still going to be playing Test Matches.
England (and Wales) may still get full grounds but who else does? Does anyone else still want to play Test Cricket?
And of course many of those attending home tests would be just as happy (if not more so) attending ODI and T20, as long as the beer still tastes the same.
LankyShark wrote:Many wouldn't. But most would go to ODIs.I suspect they'll be changing their views pretty quickly when the T20 'boom' fades, franchise cricket doesn't take off, and, especially, when we start losing Test series...
And do the ECB really care? If they did then they wouldn't be not only reducing the number of CC matches but also putting them in April and September when not only is the weather likely to be worse but children are at school.
I really think that they regard the FC cricket watcher as a dinosaur who can be fleeced at the moment but, with their help, is on his way out.
If we had been to every possible day of CC cricket at OT this year, my son would have been able to go to just 8 days throughout the entire season, including the last 4 before he goes back to school and 2 in April when we would most likely have got pneumonia sitting around outside for 2 days.
Does the ECB care if he is interested in FC cricket?
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