[caption id="attachment_651981" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-651981" alt="The reasons for which BCCI is not in favour of the format is that there is no points system for the proposed Test league Getty Images" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/BCCI5.jpg" width="628" height="355" /> The reasons for which BCCI is not in favour of the format is that there is no points system for the proposed Test league Getty Images[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>Last week, <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/icc" target="_blank">ICC</a> came up with a landmark decision to approve four-day Test cricket. The first ever match of the format will be held between South Africa and Zimbabwe this December. However, <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/bcci" target="_blank">BCCI</a> showed reservations against the format despite ICC going ahead to approve of it. Nevertheless, chances are likely that India may not go ahead with any four-day Tests in near future and stick to the traditional five-day format of the game instead. <a title="ICC set to launch 9-team Test, 13-team ODI league from 2019" href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/icc-set-to-launch-9-team-test-13-team-odi-league-from-2019-650962"><b>ICC set to launch 9-team Test, 13-team ODI league from 2019</b></a> <p></p> <p></p> India will not play any four day Test matches, at least in the near future. Any Test match involving India will be a five-day affair. The BCCI believes that there is a lot of merit in Anil Kumble-led Cricket Committee s recommendations that duration should not be tinkered with. But since four-day Test matches are bipartite agreements, if two nations are okay, they will go ahead with it. Only five-day Tests will have points that will be counted for the World Test Championship. What s the point in playing matches that won t count for anything? In any case, if we play Ireland or Afghanistan also, it will be five-day affairs [<i>sic</i>], said a senior BCCI official, as reported by <em>PTI</em>. <a title="Williamson: ICC's Test Championship 'a positive step'" href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/kane-williamson-iccs-test-championship-a-positive-step-651571"><b>Williamson: ICC s Test Championship a positive step </b></a> <p></p> <p></p> We will cross that bridge when it comes. Let s be practical: for Ireland or Afghanistan, it will be very difficult that they can be competitive in a five-day format straightaway; if Test matches against these countries end inside three days or little over it, it is only logical that four-day Tests are tried out, added another BCCI official.