Guyana Chronicle – ENGLAND batsman Alastair Cook says he understands the proposed 100-ball competition but that Test and first-class cricket should be “protected”.

Summary

  • ENGLAND batsman Alastair Cook says he understands the proposed 100-ball competition but that Test and first-class cricket should be “protected”.
  • The England and Wales Cricket Board wants to introduce the format into its new city-based tournament from 2020.
  • “There has to be a place for five-day or four-day cricket,” former England captain Cook, 33, told BBC Sport.
  • IT HAS A PLACE IN THE GAME England director of cricket Andrew Strauss has said the 100-ball proposal is aimed at “mums and kids in the summer holidays”.
  • Test captain Joe Root said players and governing bodies must find a way to ensure other formats “don’t suffer” from the new competition.


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