A. I think the 50 over game will survive, but the English/South African model of 40 over games, where the emphasis is on getting spectators to the ground rather than television, is probably the future of the domestic game. Four innings one-dayers have been tried about 15 years ago and flopped. I can't see them being successful.
A. I hope that ODI stays as 50 overs as a side but speaking realistically, this is not really the scenario that looks to occur. I see that the new change would be the 40 over format as both the English and South African domestic circuits have ridden the 50 over format. I feel that this is the future of ODI cricke despite the success of the Champions Trophy. I really don't see the 4 innings as a practical solution. Tendulkar may have suggested it but I really don't see the master playing in this format.
A. I quiet liked what I saw in the Champions Trophy recently. We are still getting to see very good performances. But, I am beginning to believe that the problem is not as much with the format as it is with the frequency. We also need to come to terms with the fact that like with Test matches, there may be fewer people watching an ODI.
A. I think there will be a lot of talks of a change but with the way the ICC works i dont think there will be much change purly because there has been talks of a test championship and other such things to save test cricket i see very little that the ICC is doing to actually implement it. So i guess for a long time to come ODI will remain the same.