Southampton : Pakistan’s bowling coach Waqar Younis was not in favor of making changes in Test cricket rules. The former cricketer thinks that any change would hurt the stature of the traditional format of the game.
Speaking to press after bad weather spoiled the second Test and it ended in a draw, Waqar said Test cricket will lose its beauty if any major changes will be made. “I am not in favor of any changes in Test cricket rules. Weather plays an important role in England and we can’t deal with it,” he said.
“Earlier, a Test match consisted of 6 days, including a rest day, which later on reduced to 5. Most probably in the future, it will reduce to four days. But, I think any major change will ruin its stature,” he added.
Waqar believed that his bowlers would have made a huge difference had the Test not been spoiled by bad weather. “I think our bowlers were pretty much in control, the way they bowled on the final day. I think they could have produced better results, had the Test been completed,” he said.
It must be noted here that England is leading three matches Test series 1-0 after the second Test ended in a draw following bad weather.