Indian skipper Virat Kohli is not in favour of the reported proposal for mandatory 4-day Tests from World Test Championship cycle in 2023.
Speaking to the press in Guwahati on the eve of the 1st T20I between India and Sri Lanka, Kohli said that the traditional five-day format of Test cricket should not be tinkered with.
“It should not be altered. I don’t believe so,” Kohli told reporters at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati.
The first match of the 3-match T20I series against Sri Lanka will be played on January 5th, 2020 in Barsapara Cricket Stadium, officially known as Dr Bhupen Hazarika Cricket Stadium and nicknamed Assam Cricket Association Stadium.
The match will be played against the backdrop of anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protests across the state.
When quizzed about CAA, Kohli said, “It would be irresponsible of me to comment on CAA as I do not know enough about it. I have read several comments on it…I don’t know what is true or false. We have found the city to be absolutely safe.”
The Assam Cricket Association (ACA) has banned carrying posters, banners and message boards inside the Barsapara Cricket Stadium.
Placards showing ‘4’ and ‘6’ too will not be allowed. “No sketch pens or marker pens will be allowed to carry. Only wallets, handbags, mobile phones and vehicle keys will be permitted inside the ground,