Home Today's Paper Most Popular Video Gallery Photo Gallery
Subscription Blog Signin Register
Logo
Saturday, November 28, 2020 12:06:28 PM
Follow Us On: Facebook Twitter Twitter Twitter Twitter

Smith, Warner say no to four-day Tests

By AFP, Sydney
27th-Oct-2017       
Share
  • Twitter
  • Google+
  • Save
  • E-mail
  • Print
Comments
Share your thought
Post a comment »
Read all () »

Australia captain Steve Smith and star opener David Warner say they have no desire to play four-day Tests in a setback to international cricket chiefs who have floated the idea.
At a board meeting in Auckland this month, the International Cricket Council unveiled plans for a long-awaited, nine-nation Test championship in a bid to preserve the five-day format's status following the rapid growth of Twenty20.
Among a raft of other reforms, it also agreed to experiment with four-day Tests, with South Africa and Zimbabwe set to trial the first in December.
But Smith and Warner are not keen, even if the hours and over requirements of each day are extended to reduce disparity with the traditional format.
"Personally, I like five so I would like to keep it at five," Smith said in an interview with cricket.com.au.
"Just the traditional way that Test cricket has been played, I think it's great when you get into that fifth day and enter that last hour, I think it's a really cool part of the game."
Warner was even more strident in his opposition, saying: "I have no interest in four-day cricket".
"You have so many variables in Test match cricket -- you've got weather, some games might be only getting three days but it just takes one day to have that weather come in and it can ruin it," he told the same website.
"Then on the flip-side, it's a Test.
"It's the longevity, being out there on your legs, it's grit, determination, those things come to my mind to actually want to keep playing five-day cricket.
"Like a timeless Test (a feature of Test cricket in the 1920s and '30s), it's basically survival of the fittest."
Cricket Australia chief James Sutherland has expressed support for the trial, but indicated earlier this month it was unlikely Australia would take part any time soon.
"We were supportive of the trial... I think it's about learning, it's about innovation, it's about understanding whether these sorts of things can work," he told reporters.
"Our Test schedule over the next couple of years before the Test Championship starts has us playing against England this summer, South Africa, Pakistan, India and Sri Lanka.
"I don't foresee us playing any four-day Test cricket in that window. But that's not to say we don't support the trial. We'll certainly be interested observers."

Tariff

News Archive

Inside The New Nation

Editorial »

Slum fires - accident or sabotage!


It is unfortunate that the capital city had to witness three more disastrous fires in three separate places within only ten days of this month, claiming lose of huge livelihoods. Thankfully, in these three latest fire incidents, no life was lost.At the same time, the country also witnessed two terrible ...

International »

A four-year inquiry released last week found evidence Australian soldiers in Afghanistan


Al Jazeera News :Australia has told 13 special forces soldiers that they face dismissal in relation to a report on alleged unlawful killings in Afghanistan, the head of the country's army said on Friday.Lieutenant General Rick Burr, the head of the Australian army, said the soldiers have been issued with ...

Sports »

Mourinho and Lampard brace for Premier League summit meeting


AFP, London :Jose Mourinho takes his table-topping Tottenham side to former club Chelsea this weekend determined to prove he is back where he belongs at the top of the Premier League.Four straight wins have taken Spurs to 20 points after nine games, ahead of Liverpool on goal difference, but Frank ...

Business & Economy »

Fisheries and Livestock Minister SM Rezaul Karim addressing an inaugural ceremony of a divisional office under livestock development project of the Livestock Division in Khulna on Friday.


.

City »

Different cultural organizations paid floral homage to the body of noted actor Aly Zaker on the premises of Muktijuddho Jadughar (Liberation War Museum) at Sher-e-Bangla Nagar in the city on Friday.


.

Editorial »

Signing FTA with ASEAN nations needs cautious move


REPORTS in a national daily said signing of free trade agreement (FTA) with individual countries or external trade blocs particularly with ASEAN countries figured prominently in discussion in foreign office on Sunday. The issue is quite sensitive and also timely as Bangladesh will cease to get duty free market access ...

International »

Cyclone Nivar tears down power lines, trees in India


Reuters, Chennai :A severe cyclone slammed into India's southern coast early on Thursday, uprooting trees and power lines, but there was little loss of life or extensive damage to property.Cyclone Nivar made landfall near the city of Puducherry in the southern state of Tamil Nadu with winds of up to ...

Sports »

Fans of Maradona wailing in Argentina on Wednesday after death of Diego Maradona.


.

Business & Economy »

Syed Waseque Md Ali, Managing Director of First Security Islami Limited, inaugurating its two sub-branches at Panditsar Bazar and Battoli Bazar in Noria in Shariatpur and Battoli Bazar in Fazilpur in Feni on Wednesday respectively through virtually. Md. Mustafa Khair, AMD, Md. Zahurul Haque, DMD and other high officials of the bank were also present.


.

Editorial »

Proposed DAP should include provision of protecting city waterbodies


DESPITE LGRD Minister Tajul Islam's last Sunday assurance that Dhaka will be transformed into a modern and liveable city, the proposed Detailed Area Plan (DAP) for the capital is facing severe criticism from architects and urban planners. The flawed DAP, if implemented, will banish 70% of natural waterbodies and flood ...

International »

World renews Afghanistan aid with ceasefire call, conditions


AFP :Donors demanded an immediate ceasefire in Afghanistan on Tuesday as they pledged around $12 billion in aid over four years-but tied their money to civil rights being upheld in peace talks with the Taliban.At a virtual global donor conference hosted from the UN in Geneva, countries affirmed their commitment ...

Sports »

Murray backs compulsory vaccine programme for tennis tournaments


AFP, London :Andy Murray said Tuesday that tennis players should be required to have a coronavirus vaccination before they are allowed to take part in tournaments.With the 2021 tennis schedule facing inevitable issues with the Covid-19 pandemic, three-time Grand Slam winner Murray hopes the long-awaited vaccine will be available by ...

Business & Economy »

Md. Jasim Uddin Akond, President of ICMAB and Shams Mahmud, President of DCCI, exchanging the MoU signing document at ICMAB Bhaban in the city on Tuesday.


.

City »

State Minister for ICT Division Zunaid Ahmed Palak and Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Vikram Kumar Doraiswami at the bilateral meeting on joint invetment in Information and Technology Sector at ICT Tower in the city on Tuesday.


Editorial »

Fraudsters are dominating EC to get NIDs


PEOPLE are facing immense suffering in availing NID card related services, including its correction, due to indifference of the concerned Election Commission officials. As per a report of our daily many applicants for NID services have to face innumerable obstacles. They include apathy and a complete lack of interest on ...

 
Items that you save may be read at any time on your computer, iPad, iPhone or Android devices.
 
Are you new to our website? Do you have already an account at our website?
Create An Account Log in here
Email this news to a friend or like someone
Email:
Write a comment to this news