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Chris Gayle raises concerns over Test cricket’s future

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Former West Indies player, Chris Gayle has raised his concern over the future of Test cricket.

He has appealed to the ICC to allow lower-ranked teams to have more Test matches so that they can improve.

Gayle stated that when it comes to Test cricket, the ICC only thinks about India, Australia and England as they are the top-ranked teams.

Thus, these teams get more Test matches as a result.

Gayle expressed his happiness on the appointment of Ben Stokes as England’s new captain.

He himself was a Test captain for West Indies from 2007 to 2010.

Gayle said that captaincy certainly helps a player to develop as an individual and when he was captain, his performance didn’t dip in the least.

Chris Gayle has been one of the most destructive batsman when it comes to the T20 format. He has amassed around 14562 runs in 463 games.

He said that he previously didn’t realize that the shortest format of the game would gain so much popularity over Test cricket.

Gayle said that when he played T20s, he thought it was the easy way out as he wanted to finish off things quickly.

But, now he realizes how big of an impact this is having on Test cricket.

He also cited examples of major T20 leagues such as IPL who shell out crores of rupees every year.

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