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Marylebone Cricket Club says Test cricket should continue to be five-day affair despite 'some benefits' in four-day matches

Custodians of cricket laws, the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), on Tuesday said Tests should continue to be a five-day affair though it sees some benefits of International Cricket Council's (ICC) proposal to trim the longest format to four days.

Marylebone Cricket Club says Test cricket should continue to be five-day affair despite 'some benefits' in four-day matches

London: Custodians of cricket laws, the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), on Tuesday said Tests should continue to be a five-day affair though it sees "some benefits" of International Cricket Council's (ICC) proposal to trim the longest format to four days.

"Cricket committee and MCC World Cricket committee have recently discussed the issue and although they can see some benefits that four-day Test cricket could bring, both committees believe that Test cricket should continue to be played over five days," said the MCC in a statement.

The International Cricket Council is all set to discuss the four-day Test proposal during its cricket committee meeting in March.

However, the feedback so far has been largely critical with top current and former players such as Virat Kohli, Sachin Tendulkar, Ravi Shastri, Ian Botham and Virender Sehwag ridiculing the plan.

Updated Date: January 14, 2020 18:14:35 IST

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