Kolkata: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly today said he's not in favour of abolition of toss, which will be up for discussion at the ICC cricket committee meeting in Mumbai next week. "It remains to be seen whether it is implemented or not. Personally, I am not in favour of toss abolition," Ganguly told reporters at the Eden Gardens.
The toss of coin has been a part of international cricket since the very first Test, between England and Australia in 1877 to decide which of the two competing teams get to bowl or bat first. The coin is flipped by the home captain and the call is made by the visiting skipper.
But its relevance has been questioned in recent past with critics saying that the practice was resulting in unfair advantage to host teams. “If the home team loses the toss, the advantage does not stay,” Ganguly pointed.