ICC will revive dying one-day cricket: Srikkanth

BCCI Chief Selector K Srikkanth expressed hope that ICC would find 'some solution' to make 50-over ODIs more interesting.

updated: September 13, 2009 17:48 IST
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BCCI Chief Selector K Srikkanth on Saturday expressed hope that ICC would find 'some solution' to make 50-over ODIs more interesting, in the wake of reports that people were preferring more Twenty20 matches.

Srikkanth, who was here to launch district level Twenty20 league matches, told reporters that ODI and Test matches have their own adaptability, styles and spectators.

On the reports that ODIs viewership has gone down with the advent of Twenty20 matches, Srikkanth said he hoped that ICC would find a solution to make them (ODI) interesting.

When asked how he felt about India getting to the top slot in World Cricket, the former captain said Indian team under Dhoni is 'extremely playing well'.

"In the wake of failure of some batsmen or bowlers, one or the other player was taking the responsibility to win the match. Considering this, India would remain at the top for long," he said.

On chances of India winning Champions Trophy, Srikkanth said that being a good balanced side, mixed with experience and youth, India has good chances to win.

Lauding Sachin Tendulkar for his adaptability of all types of games, he said that a perfect cricketer should be able to adapt all types of cricket by sheer experience.