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Three international English players namely Aadil Rashid, Alex Hales and Reece Topley have pulled out of County Championship 2018 and signed limited overs contract. Kevin Pietersen on March 3 through his twitter account has urged English players to continue playing the longer format of the game if given chance.

Pietersen through his Twitter account wrote, “Cricketers, just remember that when you take your whites off, your value decreases significantly. Owners still value Test cricket. The longer form shows true character! So if you have the chance to still play in whites, DO IT!”

Indian Premier League and Big Bash League are the most glamorous T20 events in the world. Along with these two events, tournaments like Caribbean Premier League, Pakistan Super League and Bangladesh Premier League are also growing year by year. Last year a T10 tournament was arranged in the UAE which included international stars.

The increasing number of leagues attract the younger generation more resulting to their choice over Test. The crowd turnover during the Test between Australia and South Africa is an example.