also proposes a method which will help both struggling but talented cricketers and also minnows and associate teams in cricket through a symbiotic relationship benefiting both the parties © Getty Images (representational image)
Greg Dyer also proposed a method which will help both struggling but talented cricketers and also minnows and associate teams © Getty Images (representational image)

Australia’s players’ union Chief Greg Dyer has come up with the idea of having a Test cricket championship that will generate renewed interest into the longest version of the sport. He also proposes a method which will help both struggling but talented cricketers and also minnows and associate teams in cricket through a symbiotic relationship benefiting both the parties According to him, cricketers who are brilliant but struggle to get into the Test team due to poor form or some other reason(s) should be allowed to play for other smaller cricketing nations like Zimbabwe. Dyer is also the head of Australian Cricketers’ Association. Greg Dyer: The World Cup winner whose career ended following a fraudulent claim

If his idea is materialised, it shall serve as a blessing for players like Kevin Pietersen who found it hard to get into England’s squad since last year even after being immensely talented and even other cricketers too who owing to corruption or due to even more gifted players in their national team’s do not get a chance to play for their national team or are neglected.

Dyer was quoted by stuff.co.nz saying, “If this system is implemented it will better utilise unemployed Test-quality players. Say, a maximum of three internationals per team and with a minimum three-year commitment required.” According to Dyer, this will also bridge the gap between all the Test-playing nations.

He also proposed that a Test Cricket Championship should be played, “Test Cricket Championship across two-year cycles, with home-and-away points leading to a four-team finals series. This is clearly not a new idea, but will require a return to an agreed Future Tours Program involving all countries. It will also require a longer-term approach extending beyond the bilateral agreements that are currently in place …” Dyer added that good incentives and money should be provide to cricketers who are playing Test cricket since a large number of cricketers play the longest version of the sport. He said, “Test teams should not be allowed to commence a Test series without at least two serious, true first-class lead-up matches”.