Should Held More Cricket Competitions

1. Restructure Current test teams – For Cricket to improve first the quality of the current test teams should be improved. Here are some suggestions: Introduce cricket in schools and colleges. More cricket competitions should be held. Cricket telecasts should be shown on free to air channels. Short forms of the sportlike twenty should be played to capture public imagination. Improvement of cricket stadiums and fields. Increase the competiveness of domestic competition. Selection based only on merit NOT on quotas. Encouraging native peoples such as coloureds, Aborigines & Maoris to represent the national squad. 2. Restructuring Current ODI Teams – It is disheartening for the current ODI status teams to play only during world cups. Such an unfair policy would never see new teams improve. Teams such as Canada, UAE, Scotland, Namibia & Holland should be given permanent ODI status and official tournaments should be played amongst themselves and the 3 bottom ranked test teams. An age limit of 35 yrs should be imposed to encourage youngsters. Kenya should be given Test Status.

3. League Format – All teams Test and ODI should be ranked in groups of 5. The top 5 will be grp A. Next 5 B and so on. Teams in a particular group are allowed to play with teams in their own group as well as adjacent groups only. eg. Group A cannot play group C teams. Except Tests & World Cups. Every year, the groups are restructured. 4. Improve quality of Upcoming teams – To ensure that debutants in ODI competitions have an international exposure to cricket before their debut, international tournaments should be held. Here's what should be done. Two international annual tournaments should be held. Two teams should be selected from each country. 1st team that has won the domestic competition and 2nd a mixed bag composed of the best players of the other teams. This would give budding players the required international exposure. Venues rotated annually. You may visit this link for details of sport floorplan.