Women's Cricket Should Have 5 Days To Play Tests In - ICC Chief Greg Barclay
Women's Cricket Should Have 5 Days To Play Tests In - ICC Chief Greg Barclay

The International Cricket Council (ICC) chairman, Greg Barclay, made a huge statement about women’s Test matches, claiming that they should be extended to five days similar to the men’s format.

Currently, the women’s format consists of four-day Tests with 98 overs being bowled on each day. As per statistics, the last five Tests held in women’s cricket have ended in draws.

Most people would say five days are required. Absolutely if they are going play it in my personal view they should have five days to play it in.

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England Women celebrate on day 03 [Image Credit- Twitter]
If you look strategically at the way cricket is going there is no doubt that white-ball cricket is the way of the future. That is the game sought after by fans. It is where broadcasters are putting their resources. It is what is driving the money,” Greg Barclay told BBC Test Match Special.

“I can’t really see women’s Test cricket evolving” – Greg Barclay

Barclay mentioned that the boards will have to improve their structures for women’s cricket if there exists a chance to evolve over a certain period of time.

To play Test cricket you have got to have structures domestically. They don’t really exist in any of the countries at the moment. I can’t really see women’s Test cricket evolving at any particular speed.

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India Women’s Cricket Team [Image-Getty]
That is not to say any countries that choose to play Test cricket can’t do so. But I don’t see it being any part of the landscape moving forward to any real extent at all,” Barclay further mentioned.

Only five Tests have been played in women’s cricket over the past five years. The next scheduled Test is between England Women and South African women this month.

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