odi cricket: cannot we reduce the importance of toss?
October 9, 2007 9:26am CST
Many a times it is seen that the team that looses the toss is put to great disadvantage. The conditions may be favouring one department ( Either batting or bowling) and the team that wins the toss is having a great advantage of using the favourable conditions as per own choice. Now the question is that " Cannot we find out a way through which we can reduce the importance of the toss? By this way we can give both the teams even chances to win the match." Any idea about how it can be done?
10 Oct 07
No we cannot reduce the importance of toss.. The ICC had introduced a rule in which a team decides to play a bowler or a batsman after the toss in the playing eleven, but that rule was discontinued, don't know why, but I think that was the only way the importance of toss can be reduced... The ICC shud reconsider that rule...
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9 Oct 07
If the importance of toss is reduced,there is just no point in playing the game. Toss is done to make the winner of the toss choose what his team wants to do first. If that is reduced and someone else decides on this, then there will be no game. The game of cricket involves everything. It includes using the climatic conditions, the support of the crowd and many such factors to the full extent. But we definitely have seen many teams losing the toss and yet winning the game. So toss doesnt give any great advantage to one particular team. And its importance need not be reduced at all.