Australian cricketer Marcus North has said that there should have some changes in 50-over cricket in order to revive the format and increase its popularity among the cricket fans. North, West Australian captain, thinks that it has become necessary to bring some changes to the ODI format of the game. No doubt, the increasing popularity of Twenty20 cricket has put the future of ODI format into uncertainty. International Cricket Council (ICC) has also indicated that it would review the future of ODI format after the 2011 world cup.
North is, however, not concerned about the future of test cricket as he believes that test cricket will not face any uncertainty and will remain strong in future too. He is also very much excited with the popularity of twenty20 cricket as he thinks that T20 cricket has helped the game to go beyond its traditional audience.
Well, I think, ODI cricket has come on the verge of getting extinct because of huge popularity of 3-hour twenty20 package which is much more exciting and crowd-loving than 50-over cricket. I think, ICC should work on ways by which ODI format can be kept alive in international cricket.