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86% of fans prefer Tests compared to limited-overs cricket: MCC


BENGALURU: An overwhelming 86 according to cent of enthusiasts prefer watching Tests in comparison to limited-overs cricket, introduced the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) on Saturday, shattering fears that the longest format of the sport is demise.

The MCC performed a survey titled the 'MCC Test Cricket survey', the place over 13,000 enthusiasts participated across 100 countries.

The survey discovered that a mean of 86 % of the members said five-day cricket remained their "preferred" format adopted by means of One-day internationals, Twenty20 Internationals and home T20s.

"Overwhelmingly, Test cricket came out as the format that interests fans the most, regardless of country supported or age," the MCC said in a unlock.

"Responders to the MCC Test cricket survey still consider the Test format to be the pinnacle of cricket and the favourite format of cricket to attend, follow and watch, with respondents describing the game as the "ultimate" form of cricket."

Among other key findings, the MCC said over half of the respondents wanted to watch Test cricket ceaselessly however would want some enhancements equivalent to addressing the price and availability of tickets, expanding access to Test cricket on free-to-air TV and together with half-day tickets to inspire families to wait.

Last 12 months, the ICC had performed some other survey, which said that cricket had greater than a billion enthusiasts globally, and as regards to 70 according to cent (of 19,000 members) supported Test cricket.


The MCC World Cricket committee includes legends equivalent to Sourav Ganguly, Brendon McCullum, Ricky Ponting, Kumar Sangakkara and latest entrant, Shane Warne.


Last month, ICC chairman Shashank Manohar had said that people at the moment should not have five day's time to watch Test cricket and conceded that the longest format of the sport is demise.


ICC's outgoing chief executive Dave Richardson, who may be a member of the committee, later stressed that Test cricket used to be no longer demise, however merely striving for relevance.


In a bid to provide additional spice up to Test cricket, ICC will hang a World Test Championship, a league festival slated to start in July.


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