Toss could be axed for Ashes series to reduce home advantage

by theguardian

Cricket
• ICC looking to reduce home advantage in Test championship• ECB warned counties and MCC could form breakaway body

Next summer’s Ashes series could be the first in 141 years of Test cricket to be played without the toss taking place as the International Cricket Council considers ways to reduce the impact of home advantage in its World Test Championship.

England’s attempt to wrestle the urn back from Australia in 2019 is set to be the first series of the new nine-country competition . According to ESPNCricinfo, the ICC’s cricket committee will debate removing the toss when it meets in Mumbai at the end of May.

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