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May 05, 2012 at 05:30pm IST

Promote Tests, not the IPL: Wadekar

Nashik: Former India skipper Ajit Wadekar asked the Cricket Board to concentrate more on encourage Tests than cash-rich Twenty20 tournament Indian Premier League.

"These days, events like IPL have become more popular and important than Test cricket due to which the latter is losing its popularity," he said.

Wadekar, who led India to the historic 1-0 series win against West Indies in 1971, was addressing the 91st summer vacation lecture series here on Friday. Referring to the rout of Team India in the Test series against England and Australia, the former chief selector said the BCCI should concentrate on popularising the longer version of the game.

Promote Tests, not the IPL: Wadekar to BCCI

"These days, events like IPL have become more popular and important than Test cricket."

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