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KOLKATA: Former England cricket captain Tony Lewis is not in favour of the present ranking system. To get the true picture he suggested a Test championship.
The chairman of the MCC’s cricket committee said instead of the points system gathered on the basis of series, he felt the No. 1 side should be decided on the basis of a Test championship which would be fair to all teams.
“How many Test matches is India going to play against No. 2 team South Africa? Is the two-Test series enough to determine the best team?” he asked.
Lewis, who is here to take part in a golf tournament, said the committee had proposed that Test rankings should be based on the winning ratio of a team.
Lewis, who captained England against India in India in the early ’70s was not in favour of the referral system to determine leg before decisions. He recalled David Shepherd’s contention that umpires would always have a better view.
“The point is umpires will certainly have sleepless nights if they make mistakes,” he said. — Special Correspondent
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