Virat Kohli not in favour of rotation policy for allocation of Test venues
Virat Kohli led India to another series win. (AP Photo)
- Kohli feels that India should have five-Test centres at maximum for any series in home conditions
- India have been hosting Test at multiple venues in the recent past
- Virat Kohli is not in favour of rotation policy for allocation of Test venues
Virat Kohli feels that India should have five-Test centers at maximum for any series in home conditions. Kohli stressed on the fact that to keep Test cricket alive, this is a step that we must take. He added that you can't have Test centers spread over so many places where people turn up or not.
India have been hosting Test at multiple venues in the recent past. While Test matches were allocated to major centers during N Srinivasan’s tenure as BCCI president, India went back to rotation policy in 2015 whereas venues started hosting matches as per their turns.
A day before the start of the 3rd Test between India and South Africa in Ranchi, the lack of interest of the general public was evident as only 3000 tickets had been sold till the eve of the game.
"Look you gonna keep Test cricket alive. I totally agree with the fact that we should have five-Test centers at max. It can't be sporadic and spread over so many places where people turn up or not," Virat Kohli said at the post-match press conference on Monday.
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Virat Kohli believes the visiting teams should know where they are going to play when they visit India. Australia and England have a fixed set of venues for Test tours whereas in India the Test centers are spread over different states. Kohli stressed on the fact that Indian team knows the conditions and venues when they visit any country.
"In my opinion, we should have five-Test centers. Period. Test cricket, teams coming to India should know we are going to play at these five venues, kind of people that are gonna come to watch. That becomes a challenge already when you are leaving shores. Because we go to any place, we know we are having Test matches at these venues. This is what the pitch is gonna offer," added Kohli.
A formidable Indian team ticked all boxes with ease as they deservingly completed a 3-0 rout of an out of sorts South Africa with comprehensive innings and 202 runs victory in the third and final Test here on Tuesday.