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Prasanna suggestion for Tests

Chandigarh: Legendary spin bowler Erapalli Prasanna Saturday said there was no immediate threat to the existence of Test cricket but to survive the onslaught of popular formats like the Twenty20, the longer version of the game has to be made more ‘spectator-friendly’.

“I think Test Cricket is no more spectator-friendly and in the wake of Twenty20 format becoming popular, those governing the game will have to make it more interesting for people to watch,” 68-year-old Prasanna said. He suggested that the tickets should be issued for different sessions to encourage a good turnout. He also suggested some changes in the rule book to make the game more interesting.

 

Ejaz support

Karachi: National selector Ejaz Ahmed has backed underfire Pakistan skipper Shoaib Malik and urged the PCB to retain him as captain for the forthcoming Test series against archrivals India early next year.

 

Hick joins ICL

Calcutta: Profilic English batsman Graeme Hick on Saturday joined the ICL, says A Staff Reporter. Hick will be joining the Chandigarh Lions team as an allrounder and will play their remaining matches in ICL Season 2, according to a media release.

 

Giants win

Chandigarh: Delhi Giants beat Hyderabad Heroes by 1 run.

BRIEF SCORES: Delhi Giants 144/9 (S. Ali 53); Hyderabad Heroes 143/6 (A. Razzaq 41). Delhi Giants won by 1 run.

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