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Test cricket is dying, says ICC chairman


Dhaka, International Cricket Council (ICC) chairman Shashank Manohar says the Test Cricket is dying because people no longer have time to watch the longest format of the game. Mr Manohar, who arrived in Dhaka on Wednesday at the invitation of Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) President Nazmul Hassan, said on Thursday that the ICC Test Championship, starting in July this year, was one of the last-ditch efforts to revive the Test Cricket. “We are trying to see whether Test Championship can generate interest,” ESPNcricinfo quoted Shashank Manohar as saying. “Because Test Cricket is actually dying to be honest. So to improve the situation, we are trying ways and means. The [ICC] board directors came to a conclusion that if we start a Test Championship, it would keep Test Cricket alive and generate more interest in the game.”