Published On: Thu, May 19th, 2016

Twilight Test in England

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The idea of day-night Test discovered a fresh taker in England with board chairman Colin Graves verifying the country will host twilight Test.

Australia and New Zealand played the initial floodlit Test previous November at Adelaide Oval and the novelty is taking roots crosswise Asia.

India and Pakistan are planned to play day-night Tests this year whereas Sri Lanka and Bangladesh are thinking pursuing suit until the consequences of domestic tests.

Graves, who is the Chairman of England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), stated that “You can’t turn your back on it, it will happen,”

He further added that “We just have to decide when it is going to happen. We’re doing a lot of work on it and we’d love to see day-night cricket.”

The initial floodlit Test at Adelaide Oval ended just three days growing uncertainties if the pink ball can last the period of the needed amount of overs in an innings.

However, the Test also magnetized over 123,000 fans by the gates at the charming ground, a greeting sight at a time when the game’s longest format is struggling with deteriorating masses with the arrival of the shortest T20 format.

England has also endeavored a slight shake-up by suggesting a points-based system to decide the winner of their home series in opposition to Sri Lanka starting on Thursday.

The points-based system is determined at adding much enthusiasm into the tour and put milieu to matches that otherwise perhaps of just academic interests.

Graves stated that work required to be done to create the greatest format very thrilling and pertinent.

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Grave further added that “We have to make Test cricket meaningful and we have to put some ‘oomph’ behind it,”

“Test cricket is safe if we do something about it, but I don’t think it is safe if we do nothing. That is not an option.” He continued “The International Cricket Council is looking at it and the other countries are looking at it.”

 

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