ICC has decided to set up a committee which will provide recommendations regarding the new proposal about 4 – day Tests in March 2020. The committee, with Anil Kumble as the chairman, will consist of members from different nations.
The committee won’t be responsible to make the final decision, however; it will propose recommendations which will be then looked into by the executive committee. The committee has also discussed about the 4-Day Test matches in the past when England and Ireland faced off at Lord’s in July (a game that only lasted 3 days).
The committee will consist of following members:
• Anil Kumble (Chairman)
• Andrew Strauss
• Mahela Jayawardene
• Rahul Dravid (representative of the current players)
• Tim May (representative of the current players)
• Mickey Arthur (full member team coach representative)
• David White (full member representative)
• Richard Illingworth (Umpires’ representative)
• Ranjan Madugalle (refrees’ representative)
• John Stephenson (MCC representative)
• Kyle Coetzer (associate representative)
• Shaun Pollock (media representative)
• Belinda Clarke (women’s representative)
• David Kendix (statistician)
• Shashank Manohar (ICC Chairman- ex officio)
• Manu Sawhney (ICC Chief Executive-ex officio)
• Clare Connor (Women’s committee chair)
• Clive Hitchcock (committee secretary)
The committee based upon these members will hold a debate in March 2020. The proposal has already received mixed opinions. Some former players agreed to the idea of shortening the format while others stood firm against the proposal.