ICC considers ditching coin toss for Ashes, Test Championship

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On the contrary, I remember a Test match at Eden Gardens against the West Indies.

But Harbhajan asserted that India would have an equal chance to triumph against Australia in the pink ball conditions and it should have been taken up as a challenge.

"I am actually at a loss to make any sense", former India captain Bishan Singh Bedi told Times of India newspaper. You know what... I really don't understand this.

"First of all, why would you even want to tinker with a century-long tradition?" the spin great asked. "Day-night Test cricket in some countries is going to be one of those ingredients that could transform Test cricket back to where it should be".

As things stand, the home team captain flips the coin and the visiting captain calls heads or tails. Have a panel of neutral curators just the way the ICC has an elite panel of umpires and match-referees.

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"The excitement of making the right choice of team selection, batting or fielding first, the role of reading the wicket and the influence of weather. all these elements of surprise, doubts and knowledge will be taken away by erasing the toss", the former Pakistan cricketer added. The toss is an integral part of cricket matches and taking away toss is taking away the challenge winning captain has of making the right decision. "What's wrong in us wanting to win all the matches?"

However, the idea has not gone down well with Iqbal as he said that he is not in favour of scrapping the toss.

In what can be viewed as the most radical change in Test cricket, the International Cricket Council (ICC) is apparently preparing to hold a debate on whether or not the coin toss should be done away with from Test matches.

The BCCI and the Indian team management had recently said "no' to Cricket Australia's (CA) request for a Day & Night Test in Adelaide when India tour Down Under in November this year. I firmly believe Australian cricket has a wealth of talented players in its ranks right now, and I look forward to watching the team continue to go from strength to strength in the years to come". The agreement of the touring team will be required only if the host board wants to play more than one D/N game in a series.