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Incoming ECB head wants four-day Tests


Incoming ECB head wants four-day Tests

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LONDON (AP) – The incoming head of English cricket wants to shorten Test matches to four days to invigorate the format and save money for host stadiums and broadcasters.

Colin Graves says a new structure for Test cricket could see play starting earlier and having 105 overs a day instead of 90. Matches would be played Thursday to Sunday.

Speaking to the website of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), the custodian of the laws of the game, Graves says the reduction “would save a hell of a lot of money from the ground’s point of view and the broadcasters”.

As a next step, Graves will put his views to the MCC World Cricket committee, where he has been invited to speak in July.

His tenure as England and Wales Cricket Board chairman begins in May.