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Day/night test matches to be launched soon

Published: Wednesday, May 19, 2010, 13:20 [IST]
 
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Sydney, May 19: The longest version of Cricket, which is facing dearth of spectators, is set to bring in viewers in large numbers very soon with day/night Tests being played in either Australia or India.

Floodlight was first introduced in Australia 30 years ago for Rebel World Series Cricket. Ever since then there has been talks about using the floodlights in the five day format of cricket to draw spectators who are busy working during broad daylight.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald reports, David Morgan, the president of the International Cricket Council (ICC), speaking ahead of an ICC meeting at Lord"s this week, insisted day/night Tests were on the horizon.

“I talked to administrators in Australia whom I expected to be so conservative as to be against day/night Test cricket but they are very much for it and I believe it won"t be too long before we see day/night Test cricket in Australia or India," Morgan said to Herald.

“Our chief executives'' committee has been looking at producing a context for both ODI cricket and Test match cricket so watch this space," said Morgan.

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