Let's face facts. Twenty20 is here to stay and play a major role in the development of the game and its finances. It's not a passing fad. It is here to entertain and to evolve and is very much a part of the times in which we live in. For today's generation the entertainment has to be faster, shorter and crisper as we have seen other sports too like billiards and tennis. So it is with cricket which has evolved from Test cricket to the one day game and now T-20.
Fortunately there is space for all three formats to survive and I do not share the pessimism of the cynics who are quick to write the obituary of Test cricket. That's what they did at the height of the popularity of ODIs and Test cricket warded off the challenge successfully and emerged stronger. On the face of it cricket's traditional format might be low on entertainment value though the purists would not agree. However it is high in matters of strategy and tactics and cricketing skills and players rightly admit that it givesRead More »from The IPL and its impact