Sourav Ganguly against abolition of toss from Test cricket

The toss of the coin has been a part of international cricket since the very first Test, between England and Australia in 1877, to decide which of the two competing teams get to bowl or bat first.

“It remains to be seen whether it is implemented or not. Personally, I am not in favour of toss abolition,” Sourav Ganguly said.   -  PTI

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Monday said that he’s not in favour of the abolition of toss, which will be up for discussion at the ICC cricket committee meeting in Mumbai next week.

“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.

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The toss of the coin has been a part of international cricket since the very first Test, between England and Australia in 1877, to decide which of the two competing teams get to bowl or bat first.

The coin is flipped by the home captain and the call is made by the visiting skipper. However, its relevance has been questioned in the recent past, with critics saying that the practice was resulting in an unfair advantage to the host. If the home team loses the toss, the advantage does not stay, Ganguly pointed.