Pietersen proposes Hundred-like red-ball tournament to save Test cricket in England
London – He recommended an eight-team round-robin organization where pitches motivate solid batting method
A first-rate competitors designed on the Hundred can assist the English Examination side “go back to its previous splendors,” thinks ex-skipper Kevin Pietersen.
Pietersen, that won the Dusts in 2005, 2009, 2010-11 and also 2013, claimed the existing Region Champion has actually shed its shine and also is “not fit to offer the Examination group” in its existing kind.
” With the cash in other places in the video game, the (Region) Champion in its existing kind is not fit to offer the Examination group,” Pietersen composed in a post on Betway
” The very best gamers do not wish to play in it, so young English gamers aren’t picking up from various other greats like I did. Batters are being rejected by typical bowlers on inadequate gates and also the entire point is spiralling.”
The 41-year-old commended the England and also Wales Cricket Board (ECB) for its expert franchise-based 100-ball cricket event– The Hundred.
” In The Hundred, the ECB have really generated a competitors with some kind of worth. It is the most effective versus the most effective, marketed effectively, and also the target market involved with it.
” They obtained brand-new individuals to the video games and also I can inform you that the gamers will certainly have boosted significantly for including together with various other greats. It’s such a beneficial experience.”
He suggested the board ahead up with a comparable event for the red-ball layout, including that the English gamers would certainly profit by scrubing shoulders with leading abroad gamers.
” They currently require to present a comparable franchise business competitors for red-ball cricket, where the most effective bet the most effective every week.
” They would certainly generate income offered to draw in several of the most effective abroad gamers worldwide and also the leading English gamers would certainly take advantage of playing together with them.
” It would certainly be a valuable, amazing competitors, which would certainly drive renovation in the criterion and also obtain individuals back with evictions for long-form cricket.”
He recommended an eight-team round-robin organization where pitches motivate solid batting method.
” The pitches are checked by the ECB to ensure that we’re not seeing majorly bowler-friendly problems like we do currently.
” We need to have excellent pitches that compensate and also motivate solid batting strategies, batting for extended periods of time, which need ability from bowlers to take gates.”
Pietersen included that the area system can function as the “feeder system” where gamers are created till they prepare to tip up.
” I can guarantee you that the existing England group and also great deals of the most effective young people in the system still see Examination cricket, particularly Ashes cricket, as the peak.
” Yet the globe’s finest gamers are associated with the IPL, the PSL, the Big Celebration, The Hundred, and so forth, so it’s no excellent rejecting them the opportunity to make their millions any longer, as I was in the past.
” We require to generate financially rewarding, premium, intriguing competitors that compensate and also enhance the most effective gamers. This can be one,” he composed.
England are presently 0-3 down in the Dusts.
” There is no factor criticizing Joe Favor what’s taken place in Australia. He’s the only course batter because group and also has actually been entrusted with leading an under-prepared, low-grade group right into a Charcoal collection. It was a helpless job.
” Points aren’t mosting likely to alter by tweezing the following batter from area cricket and also sticking him approximately open up the batting. It’s fallen short a lot of times currently.
” This franchise business competitors would certainly be an amazing possibility to enhance the criterion of red-ball cricket, make residential cricket intriguing to the masses once more and also It is the only method for the ECB to reveal that they value Examination cricket and also worth the paying client.”– PTI