India On The Verge Of Witnessing Their First ever Pink Ball Test
By CricShots - Mar 15, 2018 11:39 am
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According to the latest reports, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), as per latest reports, might host a day-night Test when West Indies tour India later this year. Syed Saba Karim, general manager of cricket operations at the BCCI, said the board is trying to experiment with Pink ball Test since they are fascinated with the success it enjoyed in Australia and South Africa.

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India could witness its first ever day-night Test in October when the Windies will tour the country for three Tests, five ODIs, and alone T20I. the International Cricket Council (ICC) suggested organizing day-night Tests to save Test cricket from going into a complete oblivion of the fan. Apart from timings, the crucial difference between the normal Tests and day-night Tests is the difference in the type of ball used – the former uses a traditional red ball while the latter uses a pink one under the twilights.

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As quoted in TOI, Karim said, “There is a strong reason why we should have day-night Tests. If you look at it from a global perspective, then there are other nations who have gone ahead and played day-night Tests with some excellent results. They drew a large attendance. The ICC I believe has come up with a statement that all of us need to sit together to work out a system to save Test cricket. One of the suggestions was to have day-night Tests.”

Steve Smith playing Day-night Test

With the increase in the influence of T20I and T20 cricket, the oldest and best format of the game is slowly losing its value. However, pink ball Tests will be held at work-friendly hours, which means they can pull more audiences at the stadium.

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The last day-night Test was played between South Africa and Zimbabwe last December in Port Elizabeth, which the Proteas won inside two days.