Shoaib Akhtar also opposed changes in Test cricket
Akhtar said – this is a conspiracy against Asian teams
Dainik BhaskarJan 06, 2020, 12:19 PM IST Sports Desk. After Virat Kohli and Ricky Ponting, former Pakistani fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has also opposed the ICC's proposal for a 4-day Test match. Akhtar called the idea nonsense, saying, "This is a conspiracy against Asian teams and the BCCI will not allow it to be implemented." Sourav Ganguly is an intelligent and intelligent person. They would never like to see Test cricket being harmed. They would like it to go on like this and the Indian team stays on top of it. "Akhtar said these things in a video shared on his YouTube channel on Sunday.
Akhtar said, 'These days a conspiracy is being hatched against Asian teams everywhere. I think this too (doing four days of Test cricket) is completely against Asian teams. I think this idea is completely nonsense and nobody should be interested in it. ' He said, 'The BCCI is very powerful and the ICC can never implement this change without its permission. Therefore, sensible cricketers from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh should oppose this proposal while supporting the BCCI.
Akhtar supported Sachin
Referring to Sachin Tendulkar, Akhtar said, 'Sachin has said absolutely right. He is hurt at the exact spot where there is fault. He has asked that if this change happens, then what will spinners do in Test cricket? Because we have here spinners like Danish Kaneria, Mushtaq Ahmed, Ravichandran Ashwin, Harbhajan Singh, Anil Kumble, who have taken 400-500 wickets. What will happen to them? '
ICC had proposed
Earlier on December 30, the ICC proposed that the five-day test be reduced to four days. This will give more time for limited overs matches in the calendar year. The ICC wants to include it in the Future Tour Plan of 2023–31. After this, apart from Indian captain Virat Kohli, former cricketers like Sachin Tendulkar, Gautam Gambhir, Justin Langer, Nathan Lyon, Glenn McGrath and Ricky Ponting have expressed their disapproval of this change.