New Delhi, Jan. 13 -- The push to make four-day Tests the flagship of cricket has gained traction among broadcasters and some cricket boards despite significant resistance from stalwarts of the game. The proposal has garnered support from Australia, England and South Africa but could be opposed by Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), the richest and most influential cricket board. Is there merit in the proposal? Will Test cricket gain from it? On the heels of India finally playing a day-night Test, could this move ruin the pleasure of watching cricket take its own course?

India captain Virat Kohli is fiercely disapproving. "The day-night Test is the most that should be changed about Test cricket. Then you are purely only talking a...