Four-day Tests Will Not Achieve Desired Results, Says VVS Laxman

Former Indian batsman VVS Laxman has rejected the thought of getting four-day Test matches, saying lowering the size of the sport by a day will cut back the possibilities of it yielding the specified outcomes.

“I am not really a fan of this four-day Test cricket, five days fits perfect because it gets more results and reducing it the four days will not achieve the desired results according to me,” Laxman mentioned whereas talking on Star Sports’ ‘Cricket Connected’ present.

“Another point aspect is the toss, especially during the overseas tour the captain from the visiting side gets to decide what he wants to choose because we want to see teams travelling and winning matches on away turf which makes it more interesting for spectators,” he added.

The ICC cricket committee is contemplating having four-day Tests part of the World Test Championship from 2023. The ICC’s growing demand for occasion home windows, the proliferation of home T20 leagues, BCCI’s calls for for its personal sizeable share of bilateral calendar area, and the prices of staging Test collection are all mentioned to be the components contributing to the transfer.

Earlier, a number of cricketers together with batting nice Sachin Tendulkar, present India skipper Virat Kohli, former opener Gautam Gambhir and present Sri Lanka coach Mickey Arthur had additionally objected to the ICC’s concept whilst retired former all-rounder Irfan Pathan had lent his help to the four-day Tests.

India head coach Ravi Shastri had, in actual fact, termed the thought as ‘nonsense’ and mentioned if the world physique desires to trim the present format, the highest six Test enjoying nations should not be included within the experiment.

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