London: English cricket's ruling body is aiming to boost its national team and revive its flagging domestic competitions with an overhaul that includes trimming the county championship, scrapping 40-over matches and introducing a Twenty20 league.
The England and Wales Cricket Board says its board has endorsed a report by former chairman David Morgan that recommends simplifying the calendar from 2014 to attract bigger crowds and only play formats that prepare players for international action.
Morgan suggests reducing the number of four-day County Championship matches from 16 to 14 per team, scrapping the 40-over competition to focus on 50-over games, and starting matches on the same day every week.
English cricket's body wants to scrap 40-over matches and introduce a Twenty20 league.
The board will discuss the proposals in January.