Anil Kumble, India’s newly appointed head-coach feels the concept of Day-Night Tests is the way forward, when it comes to the future of Test cricket. According the veteran former cricketer and administrator, Tests matches under floodlights, will attract more crowd in the stands, especially in the sub continent, where the red-ball cricket is not exactly the most popular format of the game.
“I would certainly back day-night (Test) cricket. Anything we need to do to get the crowd back to Test cricket … at least that is the future. In day-night matches, people can come to the stadium after office hours,”
Kumble said, while replying to a question, which was asked during a question-answer session on Twitter on Tuesday.
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Talking about the thought process of current Indian cricketers towards pink-ball cricket, ‘Jumbo’ said, “We haven’t really thought about pink ball yet as far as I know. It’s still a long way (away). We will be playing with Dukes red ball in the West Indies. I would like to take one match at a time. The West Indies series is important for us. We practised (at NCA Bengaluru) for six days with red Dukes. Once we start looking at pink ball, we will start looking at it,” he further mentioned.
KIWIS NOT IN FAVOUR OF DAY-NIGHT TEST ON INDIA SOJOURN
Day-Night Test with pink ball is reportedly about to make its debut on Indian soil in the upcoming series against New Zealand. However, according to further developments, the New Zealand cricket board is currently not in favour of playing a Day-Night Test on the coming tour of India. Though, the Board of Control for Cricket India (BCCI) is yet to discard the idea, but under current circumstances, it seems fans might have to wait for some more time to enjoy the flavour of pink ball Tests.