Is day/night format helps to increase audiance in test cricket?
November 14, 2012 12:01pm CST
ICC wants D/N format for test cricket to improve crowd of audiance.....but the colour of ball issue their.......is this right for test cricket or not........because after T20 format of cricket test match not attract more audiance into the ground....whats your view guys?
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14 Nov 12
In my opinion, it will definitely attract tjhe audience. I think most of the people are neglecting the test matches only because of one reason; they are reluctant because they don't want to get wasted their precious time. Most of the people are employed and so they don't want to take a holiday from their offices. It is evident from the fact that the stadium will be fully packed during the night matches when compared to the day matches. This is because during evening time most of the people will be free and they will come to enjoy the matches because they like hanging out during evening and night times.
15 Nov 12
yea i agree with you that most of people have time in evening or night...it is good to see that view of cricket council board changed for test cricket and i hope other country's board and players also support this new change in test...
15 Nov 12
I actually think it is not a bad idea. Of course, this is only provided that the test match is between two well balanced sides. India vs. Australia or India vs. South Africa or South Africa vs. Australia etc. are great contests and usually draws in crowds. I think that is going to be the key thing, whether the contests selected for these Day night series are good ones or not. Cheers! Ram
15 Nov 12
well, i am not in the favor of the D/N format for test cricket. and i also know that if ICC apply this it will not fulfill their greed. ICC needs to understand that money is not everything. and i also hope that test cricket format remains unchanged because the if they change the format all the things will needs to be change, for example as you the color of ball will be change, and the white dress will also be change. and this is the test format it will be something else that will not succeed. who have passion about cricket is watching the test cricket matches. if they actually wants to increase the audience on the ground then they have to stop the television broadcast of the test match because now times most of us watching the cricket matches on television. and nobody have such a big time to watch the whole test match ball by ball on the ground. and D/N format will not change this thing for sure. i think every formats have its own taste and it should remain as it is.I love test cricket because this format of play is only for good players and we can learn lot of things from it ,like how to defend the ball, how to play shots, when to leave the ball etc.
14 Nov 12
Thanks a ton for sharing this discussion. Well i would also like to see the day-night format for the test cricket. This is because in order to popularize the test cricket this could be a crucial step. But i am not in favor of the color of the ball as it might affect the game. I know due to the evolution of the T20 matches, the test matches are loosing out the audiences and i hope with this format it will get back the charm and sheen just as the regular ODI matches. What say?
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15 Nov 12
I don't think it is a good idea. Test cricket should not be tinkered with. It is one pure form of the game and we need to nurture it. T20 is not evil. It is good because it tells you that the game is evolving. But that doesn't mean the classic version should be wiped out or mutated in anyway. Also I don't think there is anything that can be done to increase "in stadium" audience of a game that lasts for 5 days. Most of us would probably still follow it only on the television or the internet. They should try to promote 3 day games for local clubs. Or may be even two day versions (with a few added hours every day) so that games can be held over the weekend.