Viv Richards urges ICC to reduce T20s in international cricket

Former West Indies captain Sir Viv Richards’ comments came after the recent World T20 title triumph by the Caribbean team AFP

Adelaide: Nov 28, 2012

West Indian batting legend Sir Viv Richards has urged the International Cricket Council (ICC) to truncate the number of T20 international matches.

The former West Indian captain feels the shortest format is “killing the game” and that the governing body should “show some balls” in the interest of the game.

Richards was quoted by as saying, “You can still have T20 cricket, which can be a great asset in terms of what you miss with bums on seats as far as Test cricket is concerned,” he said.

“I just want balance, and if you have balance you will have a much better ratio of individuals wanting to represent their countries.”