New Zealand completely outplayed India in the opening Test match as they won the match by 10 wickets. But Virat Kohli and co. will be eager to get their revenge in the second match which begins on Saturday. Ahead of the highly-awaited match, ICC Cricket Committee chairman Anil Kumble has spoken about the idea of making ICC 4-day Tests mandatory.
Anil Kumble says Cricket administrators want people to come out to stadium to attend Test matches and that's not happening but that's not the way to conclude whether Test Cricket is alive or dying, People follow Cricket differently, through Digital media, Phones and etc. #NZvIND pic.twitter.com/kHpawspL9h— Abhijeet ♞ (@TheYorkerBall) February 28, 2020
During an event recently, Anil Kumble revealed that it is the players and not just him who have conveyed their desire for 5-day cricket to be maintained as they are not in favour of 4-day cricket. Kumble mentioned that a 'Test' match is called so since it happens over a period of five days and challenges every cricketer to give it their best.
The legendary Indian spinner went on to add that the concept of mandatory four-day Test matches was just an experiment conducted by the ICC with countries like Zimbabwe and Ireland. Kumble expressed happiness at the fact that the majority of the top Test playing nations want 5-day cricket.
The NZ vs Ind live streaming for the NZ vs Ind 2nd Test will begin at 4 AM IST on Saturday, February 29 on Hotstar and Jio TV.