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Date:September 4th, 2009 11:26 pm (UTC)
It's not at all a new idea - in fact, Lancashire played a friendly non-List A match against Yorkshire in exactly this style back in 1997 - but it's interesting to see Tendulkar come out so strongly in favour. Are any other current top players known to support this?

I'm undecided - I don't think there's any point in making ODIs too much like T20, since then why bother playing them at all? But weather and light conditions undeniably play a part. Of course, day/night matches are often tricky in England anyway - in midsummer sunset is at 9.30pm, and late in the season the weather is dodgy, as we're seeing right now.

Edited at 2009-09-04 11:31 pm (UTC)
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Date:September 5th, 2009 12:22 am (UTC)
They'll probably have to cut down each inning from 25 to 20 overs to account for the innings breaks etc which will make it a T20 Test Match!

But seriously, ODIs have started looking neither here not there. Especially long drawn 7 match series shouldn't be held anymore. This idea is worth experimenting with, considering other ideas that ICC has had in the past.
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Date:September 5th, 2009 12:59 am (UTC)
Especially long drawn 7 match series shouldn't be held anymore.

Agreed 100%. In England at least, there should not be more ODIs than Tests in any one tour. Obviously countries which can't attract big crowds for Test cricket would have to change that a bit, but even so I think five should be the maximum for one series.
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Date:September 5th, 2009 12:34 am (UTC)
It's not at all a new idea
This is correct, and it even pre-dates your 1997 example - this game was played in quarters in 1994/5 (and is classified List A!).
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