Bhajji urges India to play DN Tests

CoA chief Vinod Rai backs India's decision to not play day-night Test

Toss could go for 'a toss' from Test cricket

When Harbhajan said Test matches should be played in relatively smaller centres, Gambhir did not agree. If you play, you can adjust.

"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".

"India's team is pretty well suited to day-night cricket, they've got a string of fast bowlers, so they don't just rely on the spinners and their batsman are technically very good as well", he said.

Harbhajan, on the other hand, said: "Things could improve if Tests are arranged in centres which had not held too many big matches", he said. And what makes us think our batsmen can't take up the challenge of facing Aussie pacers? It's a challenge and what's the harm in taking up the challenge. "When we were new to Test cricket, we had only learnt how to bowl with SG Test ball and then slowly learnt to bowl with Kookaburra and Dukes", Harbhajan said.

ESPN Cricinfo reported yesterday that the ICC's Cricket Committee will discuss the playing conditions for the World Test Championship which kicks off after the 2019 World Cup in England.

As per what the ICC's cricket committee members like to suggest, winning the toss allows a home team to take a call based on conditions familiar to them and helps them wrest an early initiative in the game, thereby running the risk of making the remaining contest relatively redundant. In fact, he even recommended that India to host day and night test matches. but then he was reminded of the dew fact to which Bhajji had a solution, "Then don't play pink ball Test in October-November if you feel dew is a factor. This is the future if one wants to save Test cricket". I remember a Test match at Eden Gardens against West Indies (in 2011). "India batting on the first day and there were 1000 people", Gambhir said.

The committee includes Anil Kumble, Andrew Strauss, Mahela Jayawardene, Rahul Dravid, Tim May, the New Zealand Cricket chief executive David White, the umpire Richard Kettleborough, ICC match referees chief Ranjan Madugalle, Shaun Pollock and Clare Connor. "May be cut down on T20s and ODIs", the veteran of 58 Tests and 147 ODIs.

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