Inzamam ul Haq, the former chief selector of the Pakistan Cricket Team, believes the players will refrain from not understanding the value of Test Cricket once the other formats of the game are switched with it. His statements came in the light of Wasim Khan’s announcement who revealed that one of the Pak vs WI Tests will be swapped with additional two T20Is.
As the ICC T20 World Cup is just a few months ahead, the CEO of the PCB understands that the Pakistan tour of the West Indies can be an ideal chance to practice the twenty-twenty matches. Originally, the two teams were scheduled to play three T20Is and as many Tests but as the PCB announces two more T20Is in place of one of the tests, there will be a total of five T20I matches played soon.
Inzamam added that the test cricket, which the oldest form of cricket, would be affected if it is devalued preferring other formats over it. He uttered that the cricketers might also exert their focus aside on the red-ball format.
Is Test Cricket losing its importance? Discusses Inzamam ul Haq
“The idea of reducing Test matches is sensitive and it is directly affecting cricket. T20 cricket is international but Test cricket has a separate value,”
“It is inappropriate with cricket to promote one format and devalue another one. It is important for boards to promote Test cricket otherwise players will also take away their focus,”
The tour proceeds by 27th July and will be entertained by the venues of Barbados, Jamaica, and Guyana. Here is the schedule:
Pakistan tour of West Indies July-August 2021:
1st T20I: Date: 27th July, Time: 11:00 am PST, Venue: Kensington Oval, Barbados
2nd T20I: Date: 28th July, Time: 11:00 am PST, Venue: Kensington Oval, Barbados
3rd T20I: Date: 31st July, Time: 11:00 am PST, Venue: Guyana National Stadium, Guyana
4th T20I: Date: 1st August, Time: 11:00 am PST, Venue: Guyana National Stadium, Guyana
5th T20I: Date: 3rd August, Time: 11:00 am PST, Venue: Guyana National Stadium, Guyana
1st Test: Date: 12th-16th August, Time: 10:00 am, Venue: Sabina Park, Jamaica
2nd Test: Date: 20th-24th August, Time: 10:00 am, Venue: Sabina Park, Jamaica
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