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Shaking up Test cricket
1. Which of the following measures would you like to see implemented in Test cricket? (Choose one option)
Strip only Bangladesh of Test status
Strip only Zimbabwe of Test status
Strip both Bangladesh and Zimbabwe of Test status
Keep both Bangladesh and Zimbabwe as Test sides, but add no more
Keep them both, and bring in Kenya
2. Which of these measures would you support? (Choose one option)
Divide Test cricket into two tiers
Restrict Test cricket to a fixed number of teams
Keep things as they are. Let new teams come in as they have in the past
Have a minimum benchmark of performance for Test teams, so any team not matching that over a period of time is relegated
Keep a performance benchmark for a non-Test team based on a fixed schedule, so that any team attaining it over a fixed period gets provisional Test status
3. Which of these formats for two-tier Test cricket do you believe is best? (Choose one option)
Two tiers of four teams each, which play official Tests, and a third tier of eight teams. At the end of every cycle, the bottom team in each tier is relegated to the tier below and the top team in each tier is promoted to the tier above
Two tiers of six teams each. Only the first tier plays official Tests. At the end of every cycle, the bottom two teams in the first tier are relegated and the top two teams in the second tier are promoted
The same system as B, only the first tier has seven teams
The same system as B, only the first tier has eight teams
I support the idea of having two tiers, but none of the above systems are appropriate
I don't believe in having two tiers of Test cricket
4. If you support restricting Test cricket to a fixed number of teams, how many do you think is ideal? (Choose one option)
Less than 6
6
7
8
9
More than 9
I don't support such a restriction
5. What are your feelings about the spread of Test cricket? (Choose as many as you agree with)
There isn't a market for it in countries other than where it is already popular
The cricketing calendar is already too crowded, and we shouldn't complicate it further
Expansion is good for the game in the long run, and we must continue to spread the game
Let it expand naturally as markets for it naturally develop
6. Which of the below descriptions would you say applies to Test cricket? (choose as many as you agree with)
It is a romantic notion that is being devalued
It is a romantic notion that has no value in these modern, competitive times
It is an anachronism, certain to die one day, or live on for just a niche audience
It is a sporting contest full of drama which will flourish if it is well looked after
It is a closed club that needs to be opened up