Shoaib Akhtar believes that BCCI will never approve the four-day tests
LAHORE: Pakistan's former pacemaker Shoaib Akhtar has openly rejected the concept of the four-day tests that the International Cricket Council (ICC) plans to participate in the World Testing Championship starting in 2023.
According to Akhtar, ICC cannot implement the idea without the approval of the Cricket Control Board in India (BCCI) that low Sourav Ganguly He will never give his assent.
The idea to play four-day Test match is rubbish and no one should be interested in it. BCCI chief Sourav Ganguly is an intelligent man and he will not let this happen. He will not let Cricket test die, Akhtar said in a video posted on his YouTube channel.
The ICC cannot implement a four-day trial without the approval of the BCCI.
I want more people from Pakistan, Sri Lanka and India to introduce themselves and raise their voice against. I want the legendary cricketers in my country to express their opinion, he added.
Many former cricket players like it Sachin Tendulkar Gautam Gambhir, Glenn McGrath, Ricky Ponting They have also raised objections to the proposed idea for the four-day trial.
Indian pattern virat Kohli Nor did he endorse the idea by saying that it would be unfair to the purest format of the game.
The growing demand for ICC for event windows, the proliferation of national T20 leagues, BCCI demands for its own considerable portion of the bilateral calendar space and the costs of organizing the series of tests are the factors that contribute to the move.