ENG vs WI 2017: Michael Vaughan Bats for Two-Division Cricket in Tests
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Vaughan believes India will challenge England at the 2019 World Cup. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

ENG vs WI 2017: Michael Vaughan Bats for Two-Division Cricket in Tests

Former England skipper Michael Vaughan has expressed concern in the gentleman’s game while reckoning the two-division cricket would serve the cricketing fraternity after witnessing the Windies drubbing in the day-and-night Test against England at Edgbaston.

Vaughan’s comment came soon after Jason Holder-led side Windies lost the pink ball Test miserably by an innings and 209 runs inside three days of the first Investec Test (August 19).

The Manchester-born Vaughan, who had played a pivotal role while donning the white jersey for England, believes such games can’t be good for the longer format; as he has hinted that two divisions could eventually yield the better results, in the foreseeable future.

The world-beaters’ Windies are now struggling in the ICC Test rankings, as they are placed eighth. It’s pertinent to mention; the Windies side is yet to win a Test match in the United Kingdom since 2001 which further shows how dominant force England as a team has been since past 17 years.

The former right-handed batsman Vaughan has further suggested the world cricket governing body ICC could introduce the divisional set-up in the five-day format after two young teams, Ireland and Afghanistan were recently added to the fold, as a Full-Time ICC Members.

“This really isn’t a good spectacle for Test Match Cricket… 2 (two) divisions please,” tweeted Vaughan on his official Twitter handle.

The 42-year-old cricketer-turned-commentator, who is active on the micro-blogging site Twitter, revealed it is a sorry state of affairs to see the Caribbean side going down without fighting in the British Isles.

After the thumping win by Joe Root-led England, Vaughan, who has also congratulated Stuart Broad opined it’s sad to see the downfall of a nation which has made things quite difficult for the oppositions in the 1980s.

“This saddens me to see the demise of a Cricketing nation who back in the 80s were one of the main reasons I played the game,” Vaughan mentioned in his Tweet.

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England’s former and current captain in the frame while sharing a laugh. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

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Vaughan further revealed he grew up while watching the Windies side playing at their best and the team has equally inspired him to make a career out of gentleman’s game.

Earlier, the two-tier decision backfired which further saw Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) vehemently opposing the World Test Championship scheduled for 2019 from ICC.

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As the Windies board has applied the rigid approach in the recent past which helped many young players to come into the scheme of things after senior campaigners were overlooked particularly for the Test set-up owing to the long-standing disagreement that now stands resolved between the Board and players.

Tahir Ibn Manzoor (Tahir Hussain Sofi) is a staffer at Sportzwiki.com, who follows cricket like food after listening to running commentary on a transistor radio when he was only eight, and penned down the scorecard when he turned 11. Twitter, Instagram: TahirIbnManzoor