I love going to cricket. My dad took me to games when I was young and I go to games and watch it on tv.
The change to 50 overs and then limited over 20/ 20 has really expanded the game.
Could this do the same for test cricket?
Would you attend?
If it happens I will get tickets for this day / night test!
An Adelaide day night Test would prove biggest revolution since World Series Cricket
- RICHARD EARLE CRICKET WRITER
- THE ADVERTISER
- JUNE 25, 2015 11:27PM
SACA chief Keith Bradshaw hopes the pink cricket ball will be an integral part of a revolution that could save Test cricket. Picture: Simon Cross
A HISTORIC, Adelaide day-night Test will represent the game’s most critical shift since World Series Cricket when Cricket Australia releases its 2015-16 schedule next week.
The International Cricket Council is finally embracing reform — pushed by CA — designed to save the long format from a slow death of irrelevance.It’s hoped an Adelaide day-night Test this November/December in front of 40,000 fans in an accessible timeslot could breathe life into the sport as the Kerry Packer-backed 50-over format did 40 years ago.The ICC board is on Friday expected to rubber stamp the introduction of day-night Tests in Australia during its meeting in Barbados, where Australia is represented by chairman Wally Edwards.James Sutherland is in the Caribbean attending the ICC chief executives meeting.
Australia has also argued the introduction of a dedicated Test championship is important to maintain interest in the format.The Advertiser revealed a year ago that Adelaide had been given the tick as preferred day-night cricket launch pad given its perfect climate, time zone and high per capita attendances in early summer.
It’s understood Adelaide is allocated the second Test against New Zealand during day-night hours in the last weekend of November/December.Brisbane will stage the series opener against the Black Caps with Adelaide Oval booked for an ACDC concert on November 21.Massive prime time television audiences for Channel Nine coupled with family and work-friendly session times will provide a massive fillip for a Test format enduring flatlining attendances outside of Ashes contests.New Zealand players have voiced opposition to using a pink Kookaburra ball still questioned for its durability and colour hold. Others feel any deviation to Test cricket will cheapen the time-honoured format.Only an unexpected player revolt or complete U-turn from New Zealand officials could derail a day-night Test against Australia.Sources contacted on Thursday indicated support for a game-saving, pink-ball driven concept overriding concerns over teething problems with technology.Australia will host New Zealand then the West Indies in three-Test series this season in contrast to last season’s meagre offering.