Glenn McGrath voices against four-day Tests, says day-night matches the way to go to keep longest format alive
Australian pace legend Glenn McGrath is not in favour of tinkering with the five-day format, saying to bring in more fans to the game, day-night Test matches is the way forward.
Australia vs Pakistan: Pat Cummins describes pink-ball Tests as a 'whole different' format compared to red-ball fixtures
Australia fast bowler Pat Cummins feels that pink-ball Tests are going to be almost a different format.
Initially reluctant to embrace the concept, India will play their first pink ball day/night Test between 22-26 November , the opponents being Bangladesh and the venue the iconic Eden Gardens.
The Indian cricket team will be playing its first-ever day-night Test match against Bangladesh at the Eden Gardens from 22-26 November.
India vs Bangladesh: From Australia to Zimbabwe, a list of teams who have participated in day-night Tests
Come 22 November, India and Bangladesh will be the latest entrants to participate in a day-night Test when the two teams lock horns in Kolkata’s Eden Gardens.
If Sourav Ganguly's tenure is not extended beyond July, the Day-Night Test might not become a reality as India next play five-day games at home only in December 2020 -January, 2021.
BCCI acting president CK Khanna, acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary, treasurer Aniruddh Chaudhry and CEO Rahul Johri are expected to be briefed about the ICC working group's progress in the meeting.
South Africa vs Zimbabwe: After failed four-day experiment, ICC should watch pink ball more closely while charting future course
One four-day pink ball Test is too small a sample size to put it under a rigorous scanner and write off its rationality. A lot, however, has gone wrong.
Stuart Broad paid tribute to the "big influence" of Ian Botham on his career after beating the England great's tally of Test wickets.
England vs West Indies: Kraigg Brathwaite reported for suspect bowling action but allowed to bowl in 2nd Test
Primarily an opening batsman, occasional off-spinner Brathwaite bowled just six wicketless overs for six runs as England surged to a thumping win inside three days in Birmingham on Saturday.
After a series that saw South Africa’s bowlers force England’s top order to live off scraps, this was a happier day for the top four who helped themselves to a West Indian buffet that started serving just after 2 pm
Catch all the live scores and updates from Day one of the day-night Test between England and West Indies.
Year in Review 2016: Day-night Tests witnessed more even contests thanks to improvements in pink ball
The shortcomings of the pink ball might be behind us. The challenge though would be to factor in the presence of dew which would be a certainty in the grounds of the subcontinent in the winter months.
Ian Botham has hit out at the "appalling" prospect of a first day/night Test in England, saying the "ridiculous" plan risks damaging cricket's flagship format.
Given that the English cricket season also coincides with UK's longest daylight hours, questions have also been raised about whether there's much to be gained from having a floodlit Test in the country.
The match will feature a pink ball and provide Pakistan with good practice in the lead-up to the first Test against Steve Smith's Australia at Brisbane.
Pink ball will not be used in Test cricket this home season, said Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Anurag Thakur on Monday.
The senior national selection committee has given a suggestion to BCCI president Anurag Thakur to conduct at least one pink ball match under lights per round in the Ranji Trophy.
Players and traditionalists need to accept pink-ball Tests or the five-day format will not survive, New Zealand Cricket chief executive David White.