BCCI To Back Virat Kohli, Ravi Shastri On 5-Day Tests

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BCCI To Back Virat Kohli, Ravi Shastri On 5-Day Tests
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The ICC cricket council is set to examine the possibility of four-day Test matches, But it will, probably, get a reply in the negative from the BCCI as the Indian board is set to remain with captain Virat Kohli and mentor Ravi Shastri. Both the skipper and the lead trainer of the group have clarified that they need the conventional organization to not lose its sheen by abandoning a five-day issue into a four-day one.

A BCCI official said that while the board will talk about the issue with Cricket Australia and the English and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) around the BCCI grants on January 12 in Mumbai, the board is clearly on the side of captain Kohli and mentor Shastri.

“It’s just plain obvious, it is just right that you talk about these issues and we will do likewise with CA, ECB, and Cricket South Africa. However, as things stand now, we are on a similar stage as our captain and mentor and don’t see a lot of sense in slicing Test cricket to four days from the customary five. Indeed, it isn’t only our commander or mentor, you have likewise heard any semblance of Joe Root (English chief) and Faf du Plessis (South Africa current captain) make their suppositions obvious on the issue. It may be a possibility for the lower-positioned groups, yet not when two major groups conflict. Custom can’t be played with,” the BCCI authority pointed.

Kohli makes his opinion very clear:

On the eve of the opening T20I among India and Sri Lanka in Guwahati Kohli made his annoyance self-evident: “As called attention to by me, it should not be changed. As I expressed, the day-night is extra movement close commercializing Test cricket and you know, making intensity around it, anyway it can’t be tinkered with something over the top. I don’t acknowledge so.”

“You know the Day-Night Test is the most that ought to be changed about Test cricket, as indicated by me. At that point, you are simply just looking at getting numbers, diversion and you know. I think the goal won’t be correct then since then, you will talk about three-day Tests. I signify where do you end? At that point, you will talk about Test cricket vanishing,” he added. 

Ravi Shastri called the idea nonsense:

Shastri likewise called the thought silly. He said, “Four-day Test is hogwash. On the off chance that this goes on we may have restricted overs Tests. There is no compelling reason to alter five-day Tests. On the off prospect that at all they have to change, at that point let the best six sides play five-day Tests and the following six be permitted to play four-day Tests.”

“On the off chance that you need to safeguard Tests, at that point let the best six-play more against one another. You have the shorter configuration to advance the game,” Shastri added.

While the gathering of the Big Three is set to happen one week from now, it looks improbable that the BCCI will move from the position taken by captain Kohli and mentor Shastri to change to the four-day Test.

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