Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), the custodians of the sport’s legal guidelines, says it wants checks to proceed being performed over 5 days amid requires matches to be decreased to 4 days to ease a crammed worldwide calendar and cut back participant workload.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) is about to focus on within the coming months the thought of necessary 4-day checks.
“MCC has noted the recent discussion regarding the future of test cricket and the ICC’s desire to debate the introduction of four-day test cricket to replace the current five-day format in the World Test Championship from 2023,” MCC mentioned.
“The MCC Cricket committee and MCC World Cricket committee have recently discussed the issue and although they can see some benefits that four-day Test cricket could bring, both committees believe that test cricket should continue to be played over five days.”
The thought has polarised the cricket world with a number of main gamers, together with India captain Virat Kohli, England counterpart Joe Root and South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis, opposing any transfer to truncate the sport’s longest format.
Four-day matches got the inexperienced gentle by the governing ICC in 2017 when South Africa hosted Zimbabwe, and England have since performed one towards Ireland.
The English and South African cricket boards favour the idea, whereas the Federation of International Cricketers’ Associations stays sceptical of any such transfer.