International Cricket Council Chairman believes test cricket is dying but Sky television statistics show otherwise

International Cricket Council Chairman, Shashank Manohar in February 2019 stated: “Test cricket is dying”.  

The summer Ashes series in England told a different story however as Sky television recorded its highest audience for a day of test cricket with 2.1 million UK viewers and a capacity crowd at Headingly to witness Ben Stokes’ miracle.  

Over 2,000 matches have been played since test cricket began in 1877 and while former West Indies test cricketer Tino Best doesn’t share the view that test cricket is dying he believes that there should be a consideration for matches to be played over four days.    

In addition, Best said: “I don’t think Test cricket is dying I just think that T20 has evolved.”