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CA comfortable with ICC's Twenty20 guidelines

Sydney, Dec 10 (UNI) Cricket Australia (CA) has dimissed plans to host an increased number of international Twenty20 matches, amid fears from various quarters about the nascent version of the game, walloping the popularity of ODIs and Test matches.

Currently, International Cricket Council (ICC) permits a country to host only three Twenty20 matches with a maximum of two matches against the same opponent.

CA's public affairs manager Peter Young has said that his board is comfortable and has no problems to stick to the ICC's guidelines.

He also added that Twenty20 cricket still has a long way to go to match the potential of Test and 50-over games.

''Our emerging view is that Twenty20 has to find a place that complements but does not compromise Test and ODI cricket that already exists,'' he was quoted as saying by 'Herald Sun'.

''We have started to move towards the view that there is a lot of potential to develop it as an interstate style of product. That's where our focus is at the moment. ''But there is obviously an international place. The ICC has played the Twenty20 World Cup and there will be Twenty20 international games,'' he added.

Australia this summer has increased its Twenty20 count to two, with the sellout clash against New Zealand at the WACA Ground tomorrow followed by another against India on February 1 at the MCG.


Story first published: Monday, December 10, 2007, 13:34 [IST]
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