ndia spinner Kuldeep Yadav and Sri Lanka educate Mickey Arthur on Thursday voiced their help to maintain Test fits a five-day affair, saying lowering it to four will amount to “messing up” with the fabric of the longest format.
Arthur, who has additionally coached South Africa, Australia and maximum currently Pakistan, joined his ICC Cricket Committee colleague Mahela Jayawardene in supporting 5-day Tests.
“Look, 5-day Test cricket is the manner to head (forward). Test cricket demanding situations you mentally, bodily and technically and quite a few time on the 5th day (a result comes). We simply witnessed a superb Test match (England versus South Africa) that completed on day 5,” Arthur said in advance of the third T20 right here on Friday.
“I know, we will communicate approximately monetary pressures and that kind of stuff. I suppose the fabric of Test cricket should no longer be messed (up) with. You need wickets deteriorating on day 5, you need (conditions) in which there’s lot of truly correct thrilling attracts,” Arthur introduced.
Kuldeep too feels the present format have to no longer be tinkered with.
“To be very sincere, I could select 5-day Test cricket. Test cricket is made for five days and I would not want to see any trade in it. Something which is conventional need to be stored as it’s far,” he brought.
The cricket Committee, led by means of Anil Kumble, will speak the four-day Test notion in the next round of the ICC conferences, to be held in Dubai from March 27-31.
Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar, India skipper Virat Kohli have also opposed the concept of four-day Tests.