https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/44113230 England and Wales Cricket Board chairman Colin Graves; “The younger generation, whether you like it or not, are just not attracted to cricket. In all the work, surveys and research we have done, the younger generation want something different. They want more excitement, they want it shorter and simpler to understand. Those are the things we have learnt for this new competition and that is what we have to make it." How much longer can five day cricket last? Is the Ashes keeping it alive? England is one of the few countries that still follow test cricket, well really the Ashes. The problem is it’s the older generation who watch, what happens after they go? I’ve always thought cricket was old fashioned. The pace of the game is too slow for the modern world. Baseball is having similar issues in the US with a decline in viewing figures, attendances, and current players not household names. People want things instant nowadays. A five day cricket match, I can’t see that format lasting.