4-day Test: Zimbabwe coach recommends half an hour extra play and 97-over a day

By  Bipin   Dani
Mumbai
The decision of the International Cricket Council (ICC)  to approve the trial of four-day Tests in bilateral series up until 2019 has brought music in the ears of Zimbabwe coach, Heath Streak.  In Auckland on Friday, the ICC’s Board Members agreed to give the official status to the first trial Test between Zimbabwe and South Africa and accordingly the two teams will play the Boxing Day Test (with pin k ball, D/N) this year.  Speaking exclusively over his mobile from Harare, the coach Steak said, “I am a fan of 4-day Tests. We are very happy and honored to be the first official 4-day Test (participant)”.  A new set of Playing Conditions for the 4-day Tests will be finalised by the ICC in coming weeks.  “I don’t see major changes in the Playing Conditions. I would recommend extra 10-minutes of play in every session of play. This will bring extra half-an hour on all four days”.  “The extra 30-minute of play can bring  seven overs more on each day of the Test and total of 97 overs (against the present 90 overs) will bring excitement to the game”.  “This extra time will be able to bring result to the game and it will be good for the game and the spectators will also enjoy the (D/N) Test match”, Steak signed off.

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