Within no time after successfully arranging their first day-night Test match, cricket authorities of England and Wales cricket board have been accused of discriminating with color binds through allowing pink ball cricket in England.
Arranging day-night Test match which is played by pink ball instead of traditional white ball in longer version cricket, is a step of International Cricket Council to revive the charm of the oldest format of cricket.
The first match of the three match Test series between England and West Indies was organized under the lights.
According to reports of the Daily Telegraph, a letter from campaign group Color Blind Awareness has urged the authorities of England and Wales Cricket Board to reconsider the use of pink ball which is said to be difficult to watch for both cricketers and spectators.
CBA founder Kathryn Albany-Ward said, “In the UK there are approximately three million people with color blindness. So, it would be extremely difficult to argue that it is reasonable to use a pink ball when so many people are potentially adversely affected,”
The just concluded Birmingham is the fifth day-night Test match in the history of cricket.
The first day-night Test match was played in Adelaide in 2015 between Australia and New Zealand.