Published On: Wed, Sep 28th, 2016

Misbah urges for embracing day-night Test cricket



Misbah-ul-Haq, Pakistan’s Test captain has said the world to clinch day-night Test cricket “quickly” and named for further these kind of contests.

Misbah told in an interview that “Future pertains to day-night Tests and this must be played repeatedly,”

Pakistan is slated to attribute in two day-night Tests this year; one in opposition to the West Indies in the United Arab Emirates next month and the further in opposition to Australia in December.

He further added “If future is with day-night Tests, then we have to play it frequently and we have to begin accepting it fast. Similar to that we play one-day cricket with the white ball, and this pattern had been accepted everywhere in domestic and even in club cricket.”

Pakistan was amid the initial some boards to trial with orange and pink balls in the first-class cricket. International Cricket Council (ICC) Chief Executive admired the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for being the front-runners last week in a press conference in Lahore.

The PCB has slated to the extent that 10 day-night contests all through the country’s leading first-class tournament, the Quaid-i-Azam Trophy.

He further continued by adding “It is a good thing that PCB elevated the verity of [first-class] day-night games in domestic cricket, and every team will be having two games or so this season.”

“In the meantime, there are issues, whether it is a pink or orange ball, for batsmen and fielders up to now. These problems can just resolve by playing more crickets under lights with pink balls. Since the game is played for the fans and for the audience, this night cricket is the future and it is absolutely excellent for cricket. The more often we play under lights; it will provide more contact and permit players to get used to it.” He said.

Concerning Pakistan’s initial day-night Test in opposition to the West Indies which starts on October 13, Misbah added, “We will have six to seven days prior to the initial Test, consequently we have to train utmost under lights with the pink ball, and attempt to identify the conditions.

He continued “We have to regulate to the timing of the sessions, identify how the ball will go under lights, how much the ball will swing under lights, and how much the dew aspect will be affecting it. If you see, the foremost hunk of the Test is in the night, thus it mostly isn’t actually a day-night Test. As a result, we have to begin working from scratch.”

About the Author

Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.

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