Scrapping five-day Tests is a ridiculous idea: Nathan Lyon

Lyon says he is totally against four-day Test cricket and points out some of the game's most memorable matches have finished in dramatic fashion late on the fifth day.
Written By Siddhu Manchikanti | Updated: January 03, 2020 11:46 IST
Scrapping five-day Tests is a ridiculous idea: Nathan Lyon

Australia off-spinner Nathan Lyon has labeled the concept of four-day Tests as ridiculous. "I'm totally against it and I hope ICC aren't even considering it," he added.
 
"You look at all the big games around the world and some of the best Test matches I've been part of, they go down to the last [fifth] day," he further said.
 
The debate around four-day Test cricket has reignited after Cricket Australia chief executive Kevin Roberts said CA would look really seriously at the concept in the coming years ahead of the next eight-year Future Tours Programme cycle from 2023.
 
Lyon says he is totally against four-day Test cricket and points out some of the game's most memorable matches have finished in dramatic fashion late on the fifth day. "You look at all the big games around the world and some of the best Test matches I've been part of, they go down to the last day," he said.
 
"You look at (Australia) against India at Adelaide in 2014, that went down to the last half-an-hour on day five. Then you look at Cape Town in 2014 as well, you look at that Test match where Ryan Harris bowled Morne Morkel with two overs to go, so that's gone down to the last 10 minutes on a day five.
 
BCCI new president Saurav Ganguly said that it is too early to comment on this ICC proposal.




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