News International – LONDON: England’s limited-overs captain Eoin Morgan has said that Test cricket and the County Championship hold little significance to young players who are increasingly leaning towards the shorter Twenty20 format.

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  • LONDON: England’s limited-overs captain Eoin Morgan has said that Test cricket and the County Championship hold little significance to young players who are increasingly leaning towards the shorter Twenty20 format.
  • Morgan, who hopes to represent Middlesex in England’s domestic four-day game for the first time in three years this season, believes that he is among the last generation of cricketers for whom the game’s oldest format is still relevant.
  • Earlier this year, England opener Alex Hales and all-rounder Adil Rashid chose to play only limited-overs cricket for their counties Nottinghamshire and Yorkshire respectively.
  • “The guys who play it all the time care but I am not sure it holds the same significance to the players who are now exposed to lots of different types of cricket around the world.
  • Test cricket has witnessed a decline in attendances in recent years, prompting a range of initiatives to engage fans and increase viewership, including the introduction of day-night tests.


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