Smith urges CSA, ICC to provide more Test-playing opportunities for Proteas

Johannesburg: South African cricket captain Graeme Smith has expressed his distaste for a mere two-Test series for his Proteas team against India.

According to Sport24, there has been some delicate tip-toeing in recent weeks to ensure that the tour takes place as all, with Cricket South Africa anxious not to irk their Indian counterparts further after the impasse, and clearly adopting a `grin and bear it` sort of stance.

Smith said that he agreed with the view that two-Test series often meant the danger of rather meaningless 0-0 or 1-1 outcomes (as happened in the Emirates), and that top-tier nations ideally should only play series comprising a very minimum of three matches.

However, Smith said that it ultimately was up to the ICC, as the main stakeholders, to lead the game forward and as players, they were totally reliant on them.

He added that as a Test team, South Africa would want to be playing as many matches as possible.