Recent reports suggest that the cricket committee will discuss the new playing conditions for the 4-day Tests will be headed by former Indian coach Anil Kumble. According to the ICC (International Cricket Council) sources, the playing conditions will be monitored
According to the ICC (International Cricket Council) sources, the playing conditions will be monitored in front of the Chief Executives’ Committee (CEC) and the final decision on awarding the official status to the 4-day Test will be judged by the Board members later this week in New Zealand.
Zimbabwe is set to play the first 4-day test match as it has got approval from the ICC. A top Zimbabwe Cricket board official said, “Certain Playing Conditions, like how many overs in a day can be bowled, whether the bowlers would be exhausted, if it is decided with 100 overs a day etc. are to be deliberated.”
However, one of the board members said, “Practically, it will be a 400-overs game (then) as against the present 450-overs a Test and the captains will have to decide its strategy and timings of the declaration (if any) in this frame.”