Test cricket's future shaky, says Chappell


Concerns have been raised over the classical five-day game as it struggles to counter the rapid rise in popularity of the Twenty20 format, especially with the launch of the lucrative IPL last year.

Chappell blamed the packed international calendar for the situation, dubbing it a ‘jigsaw puzzle with many missing pieces’. "Ever since T20 burst onto the international scene, there have been rumblings about the death of Test cricket.

"The main barriers to improving the image of Test cricket have been erected by the ICC (International Cricket Council) itself," he said."It has done the most to devalue Test cricket."
He attacked the scheduling of back-to-back Tests, due to a busy calendar.

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