|ICC plans being reconsidered|
Now gentlemen we've got a problem in 2013
Yes yes 2013 - looks like we'll have to arrange mass celebrations of Tendulkar's 100th century. Have we ordered the open top buses?
Yes, he's bound to make it by then and that should take up most of the summer.
No, look we have to do something about Test cricket......
[There is giggling] Why?
......and I suggest we replace the Champions' Trophy with a.......
.......A T20 tournament?
[Applause and cries of 'Can we go for lunch now?']
........A T10 tournament?
[Yet more applause]
No - a 5 day match tournament ending at Lords.
So, England and Australia play 5 one day matches and the winner loses to India?
No - you're not getting this - each game would last 5 days.
Ridiculous, whoever thought that would work? What's wrong with 20 overs?
[There is mumbled agreement]
Anyway it's mad.
England might win it.
[There is an uncomfortable silence]
England and Lords - you muppets - bloody rain and bloody green tops and bloody swing bowling and no Dravid.
You're right - we can't have India playing at Lords.
Yes, yes you're right - we can't risk it - we can't have England winning.
We must wait until KP is knackered and Cook is past it.
........and Jimmy Anderson.
Yes and Jimmy Anderson.........and Swann.
So we need
Brilliant - they're rubbish at that...........The atmospherics made the rest of the discussion indistinct but FB understands that the decision was made to carry on with the Champions' Trophy in its 50 over format.