South Africa to support ICC plan of making four-day tests mandatory


Cricket South Africa have decided to support the International Cricket Council (ICC) plan of making four day Tests mandatory and disapproving the reports that they have opposed the idea.

The ICC is all set to give the idea of reducing five day Tests to four days in order to get more playing days for the other two forms of cricket.

According to a British newspaper, South Africa would oppose the idea just like England and Australia who are all set to consider the plan.

Cricket South Africa said in a statement, “In view of an unsourced and misleading report in the media this morning, please be advised that it is Cricket South Africa’s official policy to support four-day Test match cricket,”

South Africa was the first team to host a four-day Test against Zimbabwe in 2018 where they beat them in just two days.

“We, in fact, hosted the first official four-day test match between ourselves and Zimbabwe a couple of years ago,”

A few days back Indian skipper Virat Kohli said that he will not endorse this plan. “Four day Tests? I am not endorsing it at all, I’m not a fan of it. The idea is not right and after this, you will talk about the three-day Test,”

Former Pakistan pace bowler Shoaib Akhtar also termed this idea rubbish and the Asian teams will not support this at all.