West Indies set for T20

Tests and 50-over games will remain
popular despite the growing success of the Twenty20 format, International
Cricket Council chief executive Haroon Lorgat said.

“There is no question about
the popularity of Twenty20 cricket,” Lorgat said.

“Its popularity has gone
beyond expectations but other formats are also popular. There was a lot of
negativity around the other formats, but in the last 12-18 months we have seen
some fascinating 50-over games.

“When India’s Sachin Tendulkar
scored 200 against South Africa in Gwalior, most people were of the view that
50-overs cricket would definitely survive.

“We have also seen some great
Test matches being played in this period. What is important is how we manage
the formats.”

The West Indies will host the
Twenty20 Cup from 30 April.

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