Karachi: Former Pakistan captain Javed Miandad has supported the proposal to end the toss tradition from Test cricket. Miandad said that this will encourage the host teams to make better pitches rather than the incoming pitches. Another former captain Salim Malik said that the ICC should not have tampered with the tradition of the game. Miandad said, “I do not see any flaw in the use of tossing the tradition.” He said, “This match will be played especially on Test cricket on good pitches.”
It will be discussed in the ICC Cricket Committee meeting in Mumbai this month that the toss should be removed from the game or not. Miandad said, “We have seen recently that Pakistan has won matches in UAE where the pitch is slow and bouncy but it is a battling line in Australia or New Zealand. It is important for cricket to be played on good pitches. ”
Malik said that the toss makes the game more interesting. They said, “This cleverness and usefulness of the captain is tested. Sometimes decisions taken during the toss have an impact on the outcome of the match. Instead of ending the toss, the curators also like international reciprocals like match referees and umpires. Should be. ”
In the meeting of the Cricket Committee of the International Cricket Council on 28th and 29th of May, the reciprocity and fairness of Toss will be discussed and it will be considered whether international cricket should say goodbye to toss so that any of the two teams Not being in profit? Toss is starting from cricket
According to a media report, “Toss originally connected to Test cricket can be eliminated. The ICC Cricket Committee is ready to discuss whether the tradition of tossing the coin before the match can be eliminated so that the benefits of home turf can be reduced in the test championship.
The Oldest Toss’s Tradition
The coin toss in international cricket means that the tradition of the toss is being played between England and Australia in the first Test match played in 1877. It determines which team will first bat or bowl. The coin tosses the head of the domestic team and the guest speaks ‘head or tail’ to the captain. But recently its relevance has begun to be questioned. Critics say that due to this tradition the host teams get undue advantage.
The report quoted the letters sent to members of the panel, saying, “There is serious concern about the present level of interference in domestic teams in preparations for Test pitches and more than one member of the committee believes that in each match the guest’s team Should be given the right to decide on the toss. However, there are some other members of the committee who have not expressed their views. ”
The county championship was not tossed in 2016 and even in India it was proposed to remove it at the domestic level but it was rejected. The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) claimed that after this move, the match went on long and there was more competition between bat and ball.
In the ICC Cricket Committee, former Indian captain and coach Anil Kumble, Andrew Strauss, Mahela Jayawardene, Rahul Dravid, Tim May, New Zealand Cricket’s chief executive David Wight, umpire Richard Kettleborough, ICC match referee Ranjan Madugalle, Shaun Pollack and Clary Connor.