Glenn McGrath voices against four-day Tests, says day-night matches the way to go to keep longest format alive
Australian pace legend Glenn McGrath is not in favour of tinkering with the five-day format, saying to bring in more fans to the game, day-night Test matches is the way forward.
Former England captain Mike Gatting not in favour of four-day Tests, says five-day matches 'unique' in many ways
Many notable names including Sachin Tendulkar, India skipper Virat Kohli, Sri Lankan legend Mahela Jayawardane have spoken in favour of five-day Tests.
Beware of the romantics of the game, cater Test cricket to fans' preferences: Sanjay Manjrekar on idea of four-day Tests
Sanjay Manjrekar did not clearly state which side he is on, on the debate, but said that the game need to be wary of the romantics of cricket.
Former England captain Andrew Strauss says Test cricket shouldn't be tampered with unless there are takers
Strauss' suggestion comes in the wake of widespread protests against the ICC's proposal to make Test matches a four-day affair from the 2023-2031 FTP cycle.
FICA asks for clarity on four-day Tests, says won't support idea if space freed up in calendar is then filled with 'meaningless' cricket
Players are unlikely to embrace the proposed four-day Tests until administrators clarify how they plan to utilise the calendar space freed up by the move, FICA said on Wednesday.
Former India batsman Sandeep Patil joins chorus against proposed four-day Tests, terms idea 'nonsense'
Former India batsman Sandeep Patil on Wednesday joined the bandwagon of past and present cricketers to oppose the idea of four-day Tests, saying the five-day game tests the character of an individual.
South Africa vs England: Newlands witnesses, highlights the possibilities and impossibilities of Test cricket on Day 5
South Africa versus England, second Test at Newlands, Cape Town: When fifth day of Test cricket once again became ingenious.
Personally, I feel Tests should remain five-dayers, says ICC cricket committee member Mahela Jayawardene
Former India captain Anil Kumble, who heads the cricket committee of the sport's governing body, has said that the proposal for four-day Tests will be discussed in the next round of the ICC meetings, to held in Dubai from 27-31 March.
Four-day Tests debate: Virat Kohli, Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting and other cricketers divided about new ICC proposal
Virat Kohli, Ricky Ponting, Sachin Tendulkar and other leading names from the sport react on the new ICC proposal to cut down the five-day format to four days.
The International Cricket Council is set to discuss the idea of making Test cricket four-day games to ease a crammed international calendar and reduce player workload.
Sachin Tendulkar has vehemently opposed the International Cricket Council's proposed idea of "four-day Test", urging the governing body to refrain from "tinkering" with a format in which the spinners come into play on the final day.
ICC to go ahead with discussion on four-day Test proposal in March despite growing criticism, discloses Anil Kumble
Former India captain Anil Kumble, who heads the cricket committee of the sport's governing body, said the proposal will be discussed in the next round of the ICC meetings, to held in Dubai from 27-31 March.
Indian captain Virat Kohli on Saturday strongly opposed the "four-day Test" proposed by the ICC as he is not in favour of any alterations which hurts the sanctity of the traditional five-day format.
South Africa vs Zimbabwe: After failed four-day experiment, ICC should watch pink ball more closely while charting future course
One four-day pink ball Test is too small a sample size to put it under a rigorous scanner and write off its rationality. A lot, however, has gone wrong.
It surely makes much sense to head in a direction that will garner more results over a shorter span of time, with four-day Test cricket being an ideal solution.
Forget the pink ball: Four day Tests are coming, and it's like a brothel in place of a proud institution
This week, Cricket Australia delivered its own act of irreverence towards Test cricket by dropping a proverbial bomb on unsuspecting conservative cricket fans.