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Boycott fears English county game could ‘die in 20 years’

LONDON: Geoffrey Boycott has said he fears English domestic first-class country cricket could die within 20 years. After England's recent 4-0 Ashes series loss in Australia, many pundits accused the governing England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) of marginalising four-day County Championship matches, which are supposed to prepare players for Tests, by scheduling fixtures at the start and end of the summer rather than at the height of a season where Twenty20 fixtures now predominate. Boycott, an outstanding opening…