Listen to the latest songs, only on JioSaavn.com
 

"Too Early To Say": Sourav Ganguly On ICC's Proposal Of Four-Day Tests

Updated: 30 December 2019 23:10 IST

Sourav Ganguly's reaction came after reports emerged that the ICC, in order to free up the crowded calendar, is planning to make four-day Tests mandatory from 2023.

"Too Early To Say": Sourav Ganguly On ICCs Proposal Of Four-Day Tests
Sourav Ganguly said it's "too early" to comment on the ICC's proposal to make four-day Tests mandatory. © AFP

BCCI President Sourav Ganguly on Monday said it's "too early" to comment on the ICC's proposal to make four-day Tests mandatory as part of the World Test Championship from 2023. "First we will have to see the proposal, let it come and then we will see. It's too early to say. Can't comment just like this," Ganguly said at the Eden Gardens when asked about his views on four-day Tests.

The International Cricket Council's (ICC) cricket committee will formally consider trimming Tests to four days from five for the 2023-2031 cycle.

The ICC wanting to stage more global events, the BCCI's demands for an expanded bilateral calendar, proliferation of T20 leagues around the world and cost of hosting a five-day game are some of the factors contributing to the need for a four-day game.

A four-day Test is not a new concept with the last one played between England and Ireland earlier this year. South Africa and Zimbabwe too played one in 2017.

Ganguly also gave no update on the formation of the Cricket Advisory Committee, which is supposed to appoint the national selectors. 

Comments
Topics mentioned in this article Sourav Ganguly BCCI International Cricket Council Cricket
Highlights
  • Sourav Ganguly said it's "too early" to comment on ICC's proposal
  • The ICC is planning to make four-day Tests mandatory from 2023
  • Ganguly said "we will have to see the proposal" before commenting on it
Related Articles
"Important That We Stand Up": Sourav Gangulys Message On Coronavirus Pandemic
"Important That We Stand Up": Sourav Ganguly's Message On Coronavirus Pandemic
Coronavirus: PM Modi Holds Meeting With 40 Sportspersons Including Virat Kohli, Sachin Tendulkar
Coronavirus: PM Modi Holds Meeting With 40 Sportspersons Including Virat Kohli, Sachin Tendulkar
Shane Warne Picks Sourav Ganguly As Captain Of Indias Greatest XI
Shane Warne Picks Sourav Ganguly As Captain Of India's Greatest XI
Yuvraj Singh Says MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli Didnt Support Him Like Sourav Ganguly Did As Captain
Yuvraj Singh Says MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli Didn't Support Him Like Sourav Ganguly Did As Captain
Coronavirus: Indian Cricket Board Contributes Rs 51 Crore To Fight Coronavirus Pandemic
Coronavirus: Indian Cricket Board Contributes Rs 51 Crore To Fight Coronavirus Pandemic
Advertisement