Laxman rejects ICC’s idea of four-day Tests
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has been trying to make Tests cricket more interesting as the spectators keep losing interest in the five-day cricket. So the highest authority of cricket recently has come up with the idea of organizing four-day Tests in the future.
However, former Indian batsman VVS Laxman does not find this idea interesting and he believes five days fits the best for Test cricket and reducing overs might fail to accomplish the desired results.
“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 said while speaking on Star Sports’ ‘Cricket Connected’ show.
“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 traveling and winning matches on away turf which makes it more interesting for spectators,” he added.
To be noted, the International Cricket Council (ICC) is planning to arrange the 2023 World Test Championship in the four-day format. However, the idea has not been admired by the cricket fraternity as former cricketers like Sachin Tendulkar, Gautam Gambhir also had shown their doubts in the past over the suggested concept.