1 Jul 2009

ICC boss hints at four-day Tests

7:32 am on 1 July 2009

The International Cricket Council president David Morgan has suggested that Test matches could be reduced from five to four days as part of a major overhaul of the game's traditional format.

The suggestion comes because of the need for the sport to remain relevant in an increasingly time-poor world and as a reaction to the increasing popularity to the Twenty20 format.

Morgan believes it won't be too difficult for players to make a mental shift to playing from five days to four, maintaining that Test cricket needs to be tweaked and that special cricket balls must be made to facilitate night Tests in white clothing.

He says it would be a pity if day-night Test matches had to be played with a white ball and therefore coloured clothing, and says they're looking closely at perhaps an orange ball.