PCB welcomes day-night Tests

Discussion in 'Cricket Talk' started by Binning, Nov 2, 2012.

  1. Binning

    Binning Arkham Knight Staff Member

    [FLOAT-RIGHT][IMG-CAPTION][​IMG]The PCB trialled orange balls in two previous domestic first-class finals[/IMG-CAPTION][/FLOAT-RIGHT]The PCB has welcomed the possibility of the day-night Tests, calling the change a "boost in the game's value for the host boards."

    The ICC announced earlier this week that Tests can now be played under lights, allowing the boards of the two countries involved to decide on playing times and the brand, type and colour of the ball used. Pakistan have already experimented with day-night long-form cricket twice, by playing their first-class Quaid-e-Azam trophy final in January 2011 and December 2011 under lights with orange ball, instead of the pink ball that has been mainly used by various other boards.

    The Executive Coordination Committee of PCB met at Gaddafi Stadium on Thursday and welcomed the ICC's decision. "Cricket has changed over time and this decision (of day-night Tests) would provide the cricket fans with an opportunity to watch the cricket matches played under this format during prime-time television," PCB said. "The Committee observed that the application of the concept would also increase the product value of these matches for the host boards."

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    http://www.espncricinfo.com/pakistan/content/current/story/589400.html
     
  2. Rager

    Rager Administrator Staff Member

    :clap1: Who is going to watch Test Cricket at night, PCB? :ponting7:
     
  3. Santo99

    Santo99 New Member

    ^Ikr, test cricket at night sucks even when I'm imagining it.
     
  4. Rager

    Rager Administrator Staff Member

    They are thinking about bringing in an orange ball... :ffry:

    And they will change some rules as well. Legacy of Test cricket will be destroyed. :facepalm:
     
  5. Santo99

    Santo99 New Member

    Dont worry, this night test idea will be a flop. People wont like it.
     
  6. Rager

    Rager Administrator Staff Member

    What if we are only left with night tests only? People will have no choice but to watch it. :facepalm:
     
  7. Santo99

    Santo99 New Member

    ^lol, I would choose doomsday.
     
  8. Rager

    Rager Administrator Staff Member

    They are not even sure about which ball they are going to bring. :rofl1:
     
  9. Santo99

    Santo99 New Member

    why can't they use a white ball?
     
  10. CoverDrive

    CoverDrive Administrator Staff Member

    ^it discolors really fast
     
  11. Rager

    Rager Administrator Staff Member

    They will need to change it every 30overs.
     
  12. Santo99

    Santo99 New Member

    ^^ what about orange then, it turns brown very fast just like a white ball.
     
    Last edited: Nov 2, 2012
  13. Rager

    Rager Administrator Staff Member

    Pink is better, I think :ponting4:
     
  14. Santo99

    Santo99 New Member

    ^^post edited.