Mark Taylor pushes for four-day format to revolutionize Test cricket

Melbourne, Nov.23 (ANI): Former Australian Test captain Mark Taylor has reiterated his calls for a four-day Test cricket in order to revive the dwindling interest in the iconic longer-format of the game.

Taylor, who is also a Cricket Australia board member, said that it was not easy to keep the younger generation interested in the game for over five days as they generally want more instant gratification, reported.

According to the 51-year-old former opener, a four-day Test cricket would drive more people into stadiums as it would finish on the Sunday.

Taylor also believes that the broadcasters wouldn’t mind if the five-day cricket is reduced to four days, with the game finishing over the weekend.

In a seismic change to the traditional format, Australia and New Zealand are set to create history by playing the game’s first-ever day and night Test with pink ball in Adelaide Oval from Friday. (ANI)

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