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Waugh against 'tinkering' with Tests.

Ex-Australia captain Steve Waugh has strongly refuted suggestions from former England great Geoff Boycott that Test matches should be shortened from five days to four.

Boycott believes Test cricket is slowly losing fans with the one-day format and Twenty20 matches growing in popularity.

And while Waugh, who retired from international cricket in 2004, is not opposed to playing Tests under lights, he feels that the five-day format for Test cricket should not be tinkered with.

"I think Test cricket is a five-day game," said Waugh. "It's like a game of chess. It's a great game of tactics and it's a battle mentally as well so to cut it short would be to change the game of Test cricket.

"So let's not tinker with that. You can tinker with the other forms of the game but Test cricket should stay the way it is."
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Publication:The Birmingham Post (England)
Date:Dec 1, 2007
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