Graeme Swann wants end of 50-over cricket

Updated: 02 December 2011 10:42 IST

England off-spinner Graeme Swann has called for an end to One-Day International (ODI), saying Tests and Twenty20 are the way forward for cricket.

Graeme Swann wants end of 50-over cricket

London:

England off-spinner Graeme Swann has called for an end to One-Day International (ODI), saying Tests and Twenty20 are the way forward for cricket.

Swann admitted that he preferred Twenty20 and Tests format over the 50-over format.

"I think one-day cricket will have to give at some point, hopefully for everyone," Swann was quoted saying by BBC Sport.

"I don't think that game should carry on for much longer. For me it's not as enjoyable to play in. I think Test cricket and Twenty20 are the way forward for cricket."

The spinner is a firm believer that Test cricket -- with its rich history and pedigree -- should always be the pinnacle of cricket and was dismayed at the International Cricket Council's (ICC) decision to postpone the World Test series.

The inaugural World Test Championship which was due to be played in England in 2013 was postponed in favour of the 50-over Champions Trophy.

"This is frustrating because being English we rate Test cricket above and beyond anything else, and certainly the Champions Trophy. Abandoning the Test Championship is a bit disturbing and short-sighted in my view but I'm not the powers that be," he said.

Topics : Cricket Mithali Raj Ireland Graeme Swann England Pakistan Australia Bangladesh
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