The MCC BACKS calls on the English duo Joe Root and Ben Stokes to continue playing Test Cricket for more than five days after the ICC has shortened the idea to shorten the format to four
- The MCC believes that Test cricket should be played in five days
- Cricket leaders have suggested that tests are shortened from five days to four
- Joe Root and Ben Stokes of England want to test Cricket to stay for five days
The MCC Cricket Committee and MCC World Cricket Committee both believes Test Cricket should be played in five days.
The ICC has suggested that tests are shortened from five days to four, but the MCC set out its position on the future after a recent meeting. of Test cricket
An explanation was: & # 39; MMC took note of the recent discussion about the future of Test cricket and the wish of the ICC to discuss the introduction of four-day Test cricket to replace the current five-day format in the World Test Championship from 2023.
De MCC said he believes Cricket should be played in five days in the future
& # 39; The MCC Cricket Commission and MCC World Cricket Commission have recently discussed the issue and although they see some of the benefits that four-day Test Cricket could bring, both committees believe Test Cricket should be played in five days. & # 39;
Five-day tests have been set since 1979 and some of the most exciting finishes of the format – including the Oval draw that sealed the historic Ashes victory of 2005 and the recent victory over South Africa in Cape Town – have been played on the last day.
However, the ICC has allowed certain tests since 2017 for four days.
These competitions fall outside the World Test Championship, such as the historic meeting of England with Ireland at Lord & # 39; s in July.
Four-day test games are likely to follow the playing conditions used for the handful of recent four-day tests, with 98 overs scheduled for each day instead of 90.
But the MCC have joined the Federation of International Cricketers & Associations in supporting the English captain Joe Root and all-rounder Ben Stokes in calling Test Cricket for a format to stay da t is played for five days.
FICA is the representative body of global players in cricket and has carried out extensive re
FICA executive chairman Tony Irish emphasized that there is currently much negative sentiment & # 39; with regard to the proposed proposed changes.