Quaid-e-Azam Trophy: PCB lauded for introducing ‘No Toss’ rule

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Our correspondent
LAHORE
National cricketers have applauded the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)’s efforts to revolutionize the domestic cricket in the country. Players reacted on PCB’s ‘No Toss’ rule which comes into effect from the upcoming season of the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, slated to start from September 14. According to the new rule, the visiting side will have an option to decide whether to bowl first or have a toss. This will reduce the extra advantage for the home side.
The captain of the national team Sarfraz Ahmed praised the PCB for introducing ‘No Toss’ rule.
“Obviously, home teams make pitches according to their need which reduces the chances of competitive cricket. So it is good that the visiting team will now decide either to bowl first or have the toss, he said.
Test batsman Azhar Ali also appreciated the board for such a move. He gave an example of English County where teams make the most of home conditions. “English County has the same things in routine. Home teams try to have ample home advantage which in result cause problems for the visitors. Some host teams leave the grass, moisture on the pitches to win matches,” he highlighted.
Left-handed opener Fakhar Zaman said that such rules will help in advancing the domestic cricket. To be honest, PCB has framed some strong rules which will improve the status of the game, he added.
Mohammad Amir thinks that PCB’s ‘No Toss’ rule will finish the favoritism of wicket for the home side. While middle-order batsman Asad Shafiq is hopeful that the domestic cricket will get improved with the introduction of such rules.

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