Former India skipper Sourav Ganguly on Monday (May 21) joined Bishan Singh Bedi and Dilip Vengsarkar in opposing the proposal to abolish the toss from Test cricket.
Meanwhile, a newly-formed committee has mooted the idea of doing away with Toss in the Test cricket. Moreover, the committee includes ex-international cricketers and coaches, elite panel umpires and match referees.
Ganguly while talking to reporters admitted he is against this move of scrapping toss.
“It remains to be seen whether it is implemented or not. Personally, I am not in favour of toss abolition,” Ganguly said.
However, ICC will alter a 140-year-old tradition if they finally decide to scrap the toss. Further, the decision comes to save the five-day format of the game.
The committee headed by former India captain Anil Kumble will debate on this with an attempt to reduce home advantage. The meeting will take place in Mumbai later this month.
“If the home team loses the toss, the advantage does not stay,” Sourav Ganguly said while talking about the home advantage.
Meanwhile, former Australia captains Ricky Ponting and Steve Waugh have backed a move to scrap the toss, while Windies great Michael Holding and former Pakistan captain Javed Miandad also felt it would encourage an even contest between bat and ball.