He is not in favor of the four-day tests, says Indian captain Kohli

By Tapan Mohanta

Guwahati, January 4 () Indian captain Virat Kohli on Saturday strongly opposed the four-day Test proposed by the ICC as he is not in favor of any alteration that harms the sanctity of the traditional five-day format.

The ICC wants to test the four-day test matches during the next FTP cycle between 2023-2031 to get more days off for shorter commercially lucrative formats.

While this is in the proposal stage, Cricket Australia had expressed its intention to test the format even though bowler Nathan Lyon called it ridiculous.

According to me, it should not be altered. As I said, day and night is another step towards the marketing of Test Cricket and you know, creating excitement around you, but you can't play too much. I do not think so, said Kohli, one of the most important names in the world of cricket, to the mediators on the eve of the first T20 against Sri Lanka.

India recently played the day/night tests and that is the change Kohli would like in the five-day version for now. You know that the day and night test is the most that should be changed about the cricket test, according to me, he said. KHS KHS KHS TAP

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