"The Day-Night Test Match " a good option to save test cricket?

India
December 1, 2009 4:15am CST
Test Cricket is the ultimate testing ground for cricketers, where the technical deficiencies are exposed and it the more conventional form of cricket,it took beating from inclusion of ODI and T20. The biggest curse of Test cricket is time. Lot many die heart fans can't follow Test match because it last five days and being busy with their work can't help the cause. I know fans of test cricket will be very wary to attempt to change the current format, but time has come for change and ICC thinking about it. So, frnds post ur veiws on day/night tests.... thanks..........
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7 responses
@ram_cv (16516)
• India
3 Dec 09
I think Australia might be testing with the day night format soon for test matches. I hope to see at least one in 2010. It would be good for cricket, but not sure whether it would attract fans as it is difficult to sight the ball for the Day - night matches. I think that ICC needs to think out of the box to get people into Test matches. They need to start providing free tickets to 200 children each day of a test match to get the next generation interested. Unfortunately they are doing nothing and that is the bane of international cricket. Cheers! Ram
• India
2 Dec 09
For me i always prefer day test cricket over day night. Becoz it may spoil the spirit of the game. Bcoz during day time the players play the game with eager. But after the lights the players may feel it very bored and they cannot concentrate on the game. since in test cricket we must play a slow game unlike odi. so it will be better if icc does not approve the day night test cricket.
• India
2 Dec 09
indeed a good option...it will make the test cricket more interesting and exiting..moreover changes should made in the format like changing some rules and having some limitations will strengthen test cricket...
• India
2 Dec 09
Definatly a nice idea but many things in the world looks better if it it is handleed in its purest form and mixed with naturality. Sports must be treated with utmost care and great respect. It is not only the money making machine but does carry several aspects of sports manship and feeling of the people dircly applied to the game . So, in my view it is best to restrict the test match for day time only thank you.
• India
1 Dec 09
It is a good idea but i don't think this will work as in day and night matches there are so much problem, first the cost will be more as they have to use flodlights for continiuosly 5 days.Second one will be dwe factor. third one, they have to use White ball rather then Red ball which will not swing much also not able to play for 90 overs.
@b4balaji (410)
• India
1 Dec 09
1. The thing about day night one day matches is the "Dew" What are they going to do if there is dew for 6 hours of the game. What effect it will have on the days play/ the whole test match? 2. The other problem with day night games is the light. How many grounds in the world, have complete flood light facility? If they have to make this happen, then many grounds have to re-planned. 3. The next thing is the color of the ball. We usually use red ball for the test cricket, but inorder to have visibility we may have to switch over to white balls. Any other changes you expect?
@rucrazy4 (785)
• India
1 Dec 09
it may be considerable.. according to viewers of the match.... who can present at the match after completeing their works.... but it is bad for players who compete for 5 days in night... ... it will change the format of test as little more... i agree with you at 60%. well this may be new concept for save test cricket .