New style Tests on the cards: Lorgat

Reuters May 14, 2010

ST LUCIA: The International Cricket Council (ICC) Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat wants to see Twenty20 cricket kept in its place and Test matches become more meaningful.

The rise of the Twenty20 format has worried purists who fear a decline in Tests and Lorgat is expected to hear from a group looking into as yet unrevealed plans for a new world Test championship. He felt that the ICC had the balance right when it came to Twenty20 with a biannual world tournament and restricting the number of games each year, though he was wary of any further encroachment on the calendar of the Indian Premier League. Lorgat also said while the organisation was committed to the World Cup, he was less emphatic in his backing for the Champions Trophy when asked if its status would be reviewed.

Published in the Express Tribune, May 15th, 2010.