Is Test cricket dying? ICC chairman gives his take

ICC Chairman Shashank Manohar on Friday said that he believes Test cricket ‘is dying’ and that the International Cricket Council is mulling to start a Test championship, which could help generate better interest in the format all over the globe.

While Test cricket in Australia and England still manage to draw fairly large crowds, the reception in the other parts of the world is still meagre.

Shashank Manohar, who is Bangladesh to watch the final of the Bangladesh Premier League, told the reporters, “We are trying to see whether (the) Test championship can generate interest, because Test cricket is actually dying to be honest. So to improve the situation, we are trying ways and means. The (ICC) board… came to a conclusion that if we start a Test championship, it would keep Test cricket alive and generate more interest in the game.”

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