Sachin Tendulkar urges ICC to organise more Test matches

Sachin Tendulkar emphasised on the need to play Tests but also mentioned that Twenty20 was the ideal format to follow for beginners.

updated: March 15, 2014 13:34 IST
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Mumbai: Batting-great Sachin Tendulkar has suggested that the International Cricket Council (ICC) must organise more Tests if the traditional format is to survive and credited Twenty20 cricket for making the five-day matches more result-oriented these days. Tendulkar was speaking at an awards functionn, on Friday.

"The ICC should take notice of it and organise more Test matches if they want Test cricket to survive. (However), I still believe Test cricket is in good hands, players are producing unbelievable cricket," Tendulkar, who retired in November 2013, said.

"If you see all across the world, most of the Test matches, they have results, very few Test matches are drawn games nowadays and that is due to introduction of T20 as well.

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