The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is all set to introduce the “no-toss start” system in its domestic first-class games to make the competition more even between home and away sides. The customary practice of coin toss to decide which team bats or fields first is as old as cricket itself but this innovation by the PCB for the forthcoming Quaid-e-Azam Trophy season is intriguing for fans.
Pakistan will thus become the second country to implement such a system fully in their domestic cricket structure after England made it semi-optional in county matches recently. According to the new rule, visiting teams will be given the option to decide what they prefer to do first.
“The visiting side will get a chance to decide. But in the scenario where both teams want to bat first then the match referee will have the toss. The one-day and T20 tournaments will be played with the traditional toss format,” a source in PCB claimed.