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SBD Global/November 1, 2012/Leagues and Governing Bodies
India Cricket Board 'Unlikely' To Support ICC's Approval Of Day/Night Tests
Published November 1, 2012
TRYING TO SURVIVE: In Chennai, S. Dinakar wrote the ICC's approval to day/night Tests and the "manner in which this has been done is nothing less than shocking." How can cricket's governing body "leave it to the member boards to decide on the type and colour of the ball to be used for a form of the game as important and prestigious as Test cricket?" Is the ICC "allowing cricket to be diluted?" Even if it supports day/night cricket, the ICC "clearly needs to specify the colour of the ball." The idea behind allowing night matches "is to attract more spectators," but then Test cricket is still "widely followed on TV." Test cricket is "quite simply the pinnacle of the sport." There are other ways to ensure that Test cricket "survives and does so in a manner that underlines its glory" (THE HINDU, 10/31).