Ever since the ODI ball went white, it has posed lots of problems. The white ball goes softer and out of shape more often. On some grounds it gets dirty fast. And of course, there is the dew factor.
The last rule concerned with changing the ball after 34 overs. Having a new ball from both ends will also successfully address many of the problems being faced today.
Also, nations which have done better in Tests have been rewarded with more matches.
That will definitely make Tests more competitive. Very few Indian fans will be saddened by the lack of tours to Bangladesh and Zimbabwe.
Finally, countries like Ireland will be most happy that their campaign to stay in the hunt for future World Cups has succeeded. Associate nations can still qualify.
In Image: Indian batsman Suresh Raina ducks a high ball during the first day of the first test match between West Indies and India at Sabina Park in Kingston, Jamaica, June 20, 2011.