Melbourne: Former West Indian fast bowler Michael Holding has said that Twenty20 format is causing irreparable damage to Test cricket, and reckons that his nickname ‘Whispering Death’ fits the future of the longest version the game.
“I definitely fear for Test cricket. Test cricket may be around in five years time, but it will become insignificant, it will not be relevant,” stuff.co.nz quoted Holding, as saying.
“The Twenty20 format is not good because you cannot produce good cricketers from Twenty20, but also because it is so highly biased financially,” he added.
He further highlighted that cricketers now want to play Twenty20, as it can earn them more money that four or five years of Test cricket.
“If I was a young man today, I would want to do that myself. I might get 100,000 dollars to go and play six weeks in India – done,” Holding said.
“I don’t blame the cricketers, I blame the administrators,” he added.