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Shirt numbers and names to be introduced in Test cricket: Report

Test cricketers are reportedly set to wear numbers on the back of their shirts under changes proposed for the ICC Test Championship which begins with the Ashes in August.

No tampering

MCC proposal to standardise the ball is misguided. Joy of Test cricket lies in teams competing across varied conditions.


Cricket fans prefer Test matches over limited-over formats, MCC survey reveals

The survey was conducted in over 100 nations and MCC stated that more than 86 per cent fans placed the longer format of the game above ODIs and T20s.

Test cricket is not dying, it needs a bit of boost: ICC CEO Dave Richardson

Earlier ICC Chairman Shahshank Manohar had said that Test cricket is dying slowly but Richardson believes that the longest format of the game has not lost its popularity.

The test Down Under

The India-Australia Test series will influence the future of their respective cricket teams and captains

World championship must for Test cricket's survival: Mike Hesson

Mike Hesson, who coached New Zealand for six years before taking over as head coach of IPL team Kings XI Punjab, stressed Test cricket even now generates a lot of interest.


T20 cricket shouldn't be played at international level, says Graeme Smith

Former South African skipper Graeme Smith has raised concerns of the future of Test cricket and said that the ICC needs to sit down and focus on marketing Test cricket.

Gary Kirsten raises concern over dwindling crowds in Test cricket outside England, Australia

Gary Kirsten indicated that Test cricket is facing an impending crisis due to the popularity of the shortest format of the game, especially with the younger generation.

A place in the field

As South Africa take on Australia, a reminder: Rumours of the decline of Test cricket are greatly exaggerated

Game upside down

As they trooped out at the Adelaide Oval for the third Test — the first ever five-day international day-and-night match with a pink ball — Australia and New Zealand turned the game on its head.