LETTER: Test cricket

Your letters
Your letters
0
Have your say

Dear Mr Hart, I read your weekly column with interest and it is always refreshing when you switch to cricket and away from football, which dominates all levels of the media.

Whilst I fully share your love for Test cricket I cannot agree that the current Pakistan v England series is a waste of time simply because attendances are so poor.

With the ongoing decline of West Indies cricket showing no signs of reversal it is imperative that Pakistan continue as a major cricketing force.

This can be only achieved by playing Test cricket and as no country will entertain touring Pakistan any series in the UAE, although second best, is vital for their continuity and the development of their players.

Put it another waym without Pakistan international cricket would be much the poorer and less competitive.

Another positive to this current series is the considerable interest it is creating here at home.

Given the fact that Pakistan are the major tourists to England in 2016 their current success will surely boost ticket sales for the four Test matches and ODI’s that are scheduled (together with a visit to our beloved County Ground at Hove).

All in all I am convinced that this series which you despise is vital not only for Pakistan but Test cricket as a whole.

Stephen Lockwood

Meadow Way

Westergate

• Want to share your views? Send your letters by email to letters@shorehamherald.co.uk, letters@worthingherald.co.uk or letters@littlehamptongazette.co.uk, or post them to Letters, Editorial, Cannon House, Chatsworth Road, Worthing, BN11 1NA. Remember to include your full name and address.

Don’t miss out on all the latest breaking news where you live.

Here are four ways you can be sure you’ll be amongst the first to know what’s going on.

1) Make our website your homepage

2) Like our Facebook page

3) Follow us on Twitter

4) Register with us by clicking on ‘sign in’ (top right corner). You can then receive our daily newsletter AND add your point of view to stories that you read here.

And do share with your family and friends - so they don’t miss out!

Always the first with your local news.

Be part of it.