SA REPLACED the test...that too a traditional test. Because it is a holiday season and very few would have wanted to watch a test during the holiday. Now, replace it with something exciting.
And, it is not even one-off
SL does give it to ODI but still more to T20 than tests (which was the point)
So, again no proof and just statements What else was expected by the posters here?
SA - countered, NZ - countered
1) NZ players are contractually obligated to have 5 weeks in the IPL which means they would come to England on the eve of the first test. Do you even read.
As for South Africa,
Test cricket will return to its traditional slot between Christmas and New Year after fans protested about the scrapping of the fixture in 2012, Cricket South Africa (CSA) said on Thursday.
“We’ve clearly noted the concerns and it was heart-warming to see such a passion for test cricket being expressed,” CSA acting chief executive Jacques Faul told Reuters.
“It shows that there is still a great following for test cricket and that’s something we must not just take for granted.
We made a mistake in not explaining the reasons for the move better.”
The 2012 ‘Boxing Day test’ has been replaced by a T20 international against New Zealand in Port Elizabeth, with CSA citing low crowd numbers, poor performances in recent years and a desire to allow players to spend time at home over Christmas as reasons for the decision.
Faul, however, said broadcasters were also unhappy about the change and it would be a one-off.
“We’re going to have to take test cricket more seriously and I can see the Boxing Day test definitely being played again soon,” he said.
South Africa have lost their last four home Boxing Day tests, against Sri Lanka, India, England and Australia.
how embarrassing for you. read the proof and fucking weep you pathetic fool. bahahahahahahahahhahahahahaha