ICC Considering Scrapping Coin Toss In Test Cricket

NEW DELHI, May 17: The coin toss plays a vital role in any cricket match. All the teams wish to win the toss to be able to exploit their strengths or the opponent’s weakness. Every single Test match that has been played since the first-ever game between Australia and England at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in March 1877 has begun with a toss of the coin. The home captain flips the coin and the visiting captain calls heads or tails. As much as a requirement, the coin toss has become a tradition in the sport.
Since the International Cricket Council (ICC) is trying everything possible to improve Test cricket, one of the numerous suggestions is to abandon the toss in favour of giving the visiting captain the choice of whether to bat or bowl first, thus negating the home side’s opportunity to extract any advantage from the pitch.