‘Day-night Tests are great for the game’

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While the rise of T20 cricket has created a new buzz around the game, for the most part test cricket has sat on its backside and done nothing. It is the one format that has not really changed, and therefore the one format in decline.

In a bid to revive spectator interest in Test cricket, recently the International Cricket Council (ICC) have turned to day-night Tests. Day-night Tests are one step in the process of dragging the longer version of the game into the 21st century.

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One of the biggest names in world cricket, Michael Clarke has thrown his support behind day-night Test cricket as he said day-night was great for the game.

“It’s great for the game. It’s about entertainment and trying to get people to come watch our game. So, if day-night Test cricket is a way of getting more young boys and girls and parents and grandparents to Test cricket, then I think it’s fantastic,” he said.

Meanwhie, the former Aussie skipper also talked about India’s latest Test series victory over Sri Lanka.  “Any win away from home is a good win, whoever you play against,” Clarke told TOI on Friday. “It’s Test cricket, it doesn’t matter who you play, Test cricket is hard. So, I think India deserve a lot of credit for winning 3-0 in Sri Lanka,” he added.

– Nazmus Sajid Chowdhury, Contributor, bdcrictime.com @sajid_nazmus