A few weeks ago, I was invited to participate in an online debate by the charity Speakers’ Corner Trust, which promotes free expression, public debate and active citizenship. The charity’s director, Peter Bradley, is a real cricket enthusiast who wanted to do a feature on test cricket’s future.
The debate, which is titled T20: Is It Over For Test Cricket? is part of the charity’s ‘Forum For Debate’ series. It discusses whether test cricket has a future in today’s modern world and whether T20 is at least partly responsible for the traditional form’s decline.
Although it’s not quite a black and white issue – T20 is neither a great evil nor the answer to all cricket’s problems – we decided that I’d argue the case against T20. Meanwhile we invited Tregaskis, a name familiar to many on this blog, to defend T20. We ended up having a lively and meaningful debate which will hopefully raise awareness of test cricket’s problems.
You can read the article by clicking the link below. If you’d like to join the debate, please leave your comments here on TFT. There’s nowhere to leave comments on the SCT website. We’d love to hear your personal perspective.
Oh, and if you could share / retweet this debate on social media we’d really appreciate it. Let’s give Speakers’ Corner Trust some well-earned publicity. Thanks.