ICC plans to make Tests attractive

New Delhi, June 6:

Cricket chiefs are working on plans to make Test matches more attractive and ensure the popular Twenty20 format does not destroy the five-day game, a senior official said today.

Inderjit Bindra, who joins the International Cricket Council (ICC) next month in the newly-created post of principal advisor, said the governing body was concerned at the dwindling attendances at Test matches.

“We need to learn from our experiences and move forward,” Bindra was quoted as saying in the latest issue of the Indian news magazine The Week. “We in the ICC have had very serious discussions for the last six to eight months on how to repackage Test cricket, make it more exciting and introduce an element of competition. It does not mean tinkering with the form but we are looking to bringing in more audience in Test matches,” he said.