Will ICC scrap the coin toss in Test cricket?

Cricket Test toss

World Cup winning cricketers like Gautam Gambhir and Harbhajan Singh feel the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) should do more to promote Test cricket. The Bangalore-based Viswanath, 69, was reacting to news of the International Cricket Council's Cricket Committee discussing the relevance of the spin of the coin during their May 28-29 meeting in Mumbai.

According to reports, scrapping the toss is being mulled over for the upcoming Test Championship starting in 2019.

Recently, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had refused to play the long-awaited day-night Test match at the Adelaide Oval next summer against Australia.

When Harbhajan said Test matches should be played in relatively smaller centres, Gambhir did not agree.

The ICC cricket committee, chaired by India's former spinner Anil Kumble, will also look to devise a points system for the Test championship in which the top nine teams play three series at home and three away over a two-year period - not all plays all - with the top two teams in the league contesting a showpiece final. "First of all, why would you even want to tinker with a century-long tradition?"

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Former Test batsman Dilip Vengsarkar, in fact, went a step further, saying: "As it is, a lot of interfering has already happened with the game of cricket, in terms of how it was played and where things stand today".

Instead, the visiting captain would simply be given the option of whether to bat or bowl first - depending on his reading of conditions - although it is understood the change will not pertain to bilateral series outside the Test championship.

"There is serious concern about the current level of home team interference in Test pitch preparation, and more than one committee member believes that the toss should be automatically awarded to the visiting team in each match - although there are some others on the committee who do not share that view". Have a panel of neutral curators just the way the ICC has an elite panel of umpires and match-referees.

In the English county however, visiting captain chose to bowl first and a coin toss is done if the captain of the home side wants one given that the home side might liked to have bowled first.

"Playing with red dukes in Test is completely different from playing white ball cricket". In both instances, that does Test cricket no good at all.

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