BBC.com – A countdown clock for the end of an over and a standard ball in Test cricket are among changes that have been suggested by a group of leading figures in the sport.

Summary

  • A countdown clock for the end of an over and a standard ball in Test cricket are among changes that have been suggested by a group of leading figures in the sport.
  • The MCC World Cricket committee has proposed playing the World Test Championship, which begins with this year’s Ashes, with a standardised ball.
  • A Dukes ball is used for Tests in England and West Indies, while the SG ball is used in India.
  • It is not able to change playing regulations but the use of a standard ball will be discussed by the International Cricket Council (ICC) committee in May.
  • A survey conducted by the MCC said 25% of fans from England, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa said slow over rates put them off attending Tests.


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