Test Cricket is in crisis. Dhoni is crying off from the Test series against Sri Lanka complaining of ‘tiredness’, which he’s presumably developed from playing 18 ODIs in the last 4 months, as well as a certain Twenty20 competition in India. Sri Lanka’s cricket board want to reschedule their tour of England as it clashes with next year’s IPL season. Even Ricky Ponting is worried.
What is the solution? It is not fiddling with the rules to make it ‘more exciting’. It is not playing an awful defensive shot and getting bowled out. The solution, perhaps, is a World Test Championship, perhaps with two tiers. Or maybe it’s a phenomenal series just around the corner – maybe, just maybe, even one that’s going on right now….