GiveMeSport – Yorkshire director of cricket Martyn Moxon believes England’s Test prospects are being undermined by the counties’ focus on the financial rewards of Twenty20.

Summary

  • Yorkshire director of cricket Martyn Moxon believes England’s Test prospects are being undermined by the counties’ focus on the financial rewards of Twenty20.
  • With T20 now being played in the middle of the season to maximise revenue, marginalising a large chunk of the County Championship to April and September, Moxon says the county game is no longer a breeding ground for Test players.
  • Counties are in debt, so we have to play the cricket that’s going to bring in the revenue to keep us all afloat, and we all know that the type of cricket that brings in the revenue is T20.
  • The importance that a certain number of counties place on T20, that’s the priority, not red-ball cricket.
  • We need to play T20 when we do because of finance, which means we’re playing Championship cricket in April and September predominantly, which is the time of year when your traditional English seamers dominate.


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