Shane Warne claims Test cricket has become boring for fans
Speculations surrounding the survival of Test cricket has taken a toll over the last few weeks with cricketing fraternities coming up with several ideas in order to save the traditional format of the game.
However, former Australian cricketing legend, Shane Warne has said that Test cricket has become boring for the fans to watch. The legendary cricketer took to Twitter to express his views regarding Test cricket following England's defeat against the Bangladeshis in the second Test at Dhaka.
What comes as a surprise is that the spinner made these shocking remarks ahead of his commitment to the commentary box for the Test series between Australia and South Africa.
Shane Warne is part of the Channel 9 commentary team that will cover Australia's Test series against the South Africans and the Pakistanis.The leg-spinner pitched in with another tweet.
Shane Warne felt that the traditional format was losing its essence and it was no wonder that the fans were losing interest in Test matches. However, there are other initiatives being discussed at the ICC, from a proposed new conference system that would result in a Test Championship, to shortening matches to four days, a move that Cricket Australia's top brass are in favor of.
Former Australian batsman Dean Jones claimed at the weekend that the declining interest in Test cricket in Asia threatened the very existence of the format and Warne weighed in on social media on Monday. Warne took to his Twitter account to express his frustration over Test cricket's failure to attract the crowds in the past few years.
Warne seemed to heavily back Australian coach Darren Lehmann's views about Test cricket. Lehmann had earlier said that the state of pitches in modern day cricket had become the chief issue for the decline in the crowd attendance for Test cricket.
Lehmann was quoted by the Stuff.nz as saying, "We are fortunate that in Australia - and in England too - people have always tended to support test cricket, but if we keep producing flat surfaces of the sort that we have seen to an increasing degree at home over the past few years even the patience and support of that loyal fan base is liable to be put in jeopardy."
With some of the renowned cricketers taking a dig at the way Test cricket is being played these days, the ICC will be looking to come out with the best possible solution to preserve Test cricket.