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Need changes in ODI format- Sachin Tendulkar

Tendulkar, the world’s highest run-getter in both Tests and ODIs s pen down a letter to ICC CEO Haroon Lorgat for changes in ODI format.

Tendulkar wants ICC to make “a radical switch” from 50-50 to four 25-over innings.

The Indian batting icon had spoken about this new concept in television interviews in the past but had never written a letter to ICC in this regard.

Apart from reducing the number of overs per innings, Tendulkar has also proposed several more changes for the ODIs.

“I have been capturing my thoughts on what I think would be the way forward to ensure that all three formats in the game co-exist and ensure value creation,” he wrote.

Tendulkar’s letter also proposed changes in voluntary Powerplays.

In each 25-over block, Tendulkar wants only two Powerplays at the behest of the batting side but suggested that up to four bowlers should be allowed up to 12 overs each, rather than the present limit of 10.

Let see may if new regulations appeared can overcome the relatively dull and predictable middle-over phases of 50-over games.