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ICC Could Plan To Scrap Coin Toss In Test Cricket

As we know that coin toss plays a vital role for any cricket match. Both captains wish to win the toss because after the toss, captain can choose bat or ball first according to pitch situation.

In the meeting of the Cricket Committee of International Cricket Council (ICC) in Mumbai on May 28 and 29, there will be discussion on its unbiasedness.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) will debate the possibility of scrapping the coin toss in test match cricket.

“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,” read briefing notes circulated ahead of the ICC committee meet in Mumbai later this month, according to an ESPNCricinfo report.

It has been a discussion for a couple of years ago but according to ESPNcricinfo once again the ICC committee is ready to re-enter the topic. This proposal is seen as a way of negative home advantages.

The toss of coin has been a part of international cricket since the very first Test match, between England and Australia in 1877. It decides which team will bowl and bat first. The coin is flipped by the home captain and the call is made by the visiting skipper.

The ICC is trying everything possible to improve Test cricket, one of the numerous suggestions is to remove the toss in favour of giving the visiting captain the choice of whether to bat or bowl first.


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