On being asked why India was not agreeing to Cricket Australia's proposal to make the Adelaide Test a pink ball, Rai, who was at a book launch, said, "What is wrong in our team wanting to win all matches?"
The coin toss has become optional in first-class county cricket with the opposition captain having the choice to bowl first, although a toss must be held if we wishes to bat first.
The coin toss idea is similar to the format introduced to English county cricket two years ago where the visiting team now has the option of bowling first or opting for a traditional toss.More news: Senate Approves Gina Haspel To Be The Next Director Of The CIA
The ICC Committee in its next meeting will be debating over the fact that the toss should be scrapped away to reduce the home advantage, the home team has over the visiting teams, in the forthcoming Test Championship.
Opinion has been divided over India's stated hesitation to play pink ball cricket at worldwide level.
World Cup winning cricketers like Gautam Gambhir and Harbhajan Singh feel the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) should do more to promote Test cricket. Recently, he criticized the BCCI for not prioritizing Test cricket and he doesn't consider the move to be a healthy prospect for the longest format of the game in India. "That way the result is not decided by the toss of the coin, host boards have a greater incentive to produce decent pitches that are fair to both sides and the chances are that after five days the better side - rather than the one that has called correctly and thus been able to take advantage of favourable conditions - is the one what will come out on top".More news: Moving Average Focus on 2022 Corp Bond ETF Bulletshares Guggenheim (BSCM) Shares
Former India spinner Anil Kumble heads up the ICC cricket committee.
In the history of Test cricket which has seen 2303 matches so far, it has been part of the custom. You need to prepare with red ball as well along with playing white-ball cricket. The question that arises, in that case, is who will decide to bowl or bat and how will the order of the match be ascertained? "At the end of the day I think there's probably too much emphasis placed on the toss and the conditions away from home". In 2016 85 per cent of matches went into a fourth day compared to 74 per cent in 2015 - the highest percentage since 2009. The average score for the first innings was 332, slightly up from 325 in 2015.More news: Eagles' White House visit reportedly happening next month