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Sourav Ganguly is against scrapping the coin toss in Test matches

The topic will be up for debate at the ICC's cricket committee meeting in Mumbai on May 28 and 29

T2 Online Newsdesk 22 May 2018, 1:20 PM
Ganguly is currently the president of the Cricket Association of Bengal

Ganguly is currently the president of the Cricket Association of Bengal Image: AFP

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly has said he is not in favour of doing away with the coin toss in Test matches, which will come up for discussion at the International Cricket Council’s cricket committee meeting in Mumbai on May 28 and 29.

"It remains to be seen whether it is implemented or not. Personally, I am not in favour of toss abolition," Ganguly told reporters at the Eden Gardens.

The coin toss has been a part of international cricket since the very first Test between England and Australia in 1877. According to the ritual, the coin is flipped by the home captain and the call is made by the visiting skipper.

But its relevance has been questioned in the recent past with critics saying that the practice was resulting in an unfair advantage to host teams.

If the home team loses the toss, the advantage does not stay, Ganguly pointed out.

(With inputs from PTI)

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