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By Vinershea | Nov 05, 2019 02:37 PM

Ever since former cricketer Sourav Ganguly took charge as BCCI president, there have been new hopes rising for Team India. In between all this, Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar came up with some serious ideas that he shared.

Sachin Tendulkar Wants 4 Innings Of 25 Overs Each

Tendulkar's new ideas were more towards ODIs and how merging of certain tournaments can benefit the team. He also spoke on the hiking fees at the First Class level that needs to be catered first. 

At a recent interview with ToI, Sachin shared his ideas on the sport and how players can grow in it. "The 50-over format is the first thing that needs a look-in. As I had suggested, the format needs a tweak of two innings of 25 overs per side with a 15-minute break between each innings (a total of four innings between two teams)."

Further explaining in details about his plan, Tendulkar highlighted the four new factors:

- The Dew factor: "There's always a chance to come back into the game. In a regular 50-over format, if a side wins toss and there's dew, the side bowling second has no chance. The wet ball just skids on to the bat and it's never a fair battle". 

- Better deal with washouts: If there are two innings of 25 overs each, then the teams can plan their innings differently. Tendulkar explains saying, "Frankly none of us understood Duckworth & Lewis. I think only those two gentlemen understood it. Look at the recent Vijay Hazare game washout, when Mumbai bowed out. Nobody likes a no-result contest."

- Change power plays, add to excitement: The first five overs should be mandatory powerplay, while the remaining five overs should be divided into two for the batting side and three for the bowling side. To which, Tendulkar says: "The six extra balls for bowling powerplay will balance the battle between the bat and ball. It'll be exciting for the viewers because teams will constantly rethink strategies."

"If a batting side has consumed seven overs of powerplay (5 mandatory and remaining 2), and have a pinch-hitter waiting to come out yet, they could hold the batsman back until the fresh mandatory powerplay will begin from the 26th over. Or, if the bowling powerplay is on and two off-spinners are on strike and batting side loses a wicket, a "nightwatchman" (reference term) can walk out to see off those overs," he stated.

- Broadcasters will be happy too: We can have three breaks of 15 minutes instead of the long, jarring 45-minute break. With this the team can make for more talking points and precise conversations. 

- Re-invent or reduce domestic events: Sachin further explain by saying; "Look at the Challenger. Players come from different states, zones, play together for a few days and disperse. There's no team bonding. Do we even remember these games? Teams are randomly chosen."

"The IPL is serving that purpose and is getting revenue too, which is important," he finally adds.

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