Modified 18 Feb 2020, 12:26 IST
Former Australia captain Steve Waugh has backed Day-Night Test matches however doesn’t need the authorities to clip the format all the way down to 4 days. He additionally believes that if the Big Three mannequin does go forward, it should solely make cricket poorer within the longer run.
“There isn’t any level having it in the event you simply have three sturdy nations. We must develop international locations like Zimbabwe, Ireland, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. Money must go to these international locations too. I perceive it’s a enterprise and the ‘Big 3’ need greater than everybody else, but when they need the sport to thrive and survive, you undoubtedly must share and develop different international locations,” Waugh advised Times of India.
Waugh needs Test cricket to stay with custom and never tweak the format as it will take the spinners out of the equation and in addition impression the standard of Test cricket.
“There are too many adjustments going round lately. There is nothing mistaken with custom. Some of the very best Test matches go until the fifth day. I believe if the size of Test matches is decreased then the usual of cricket will drop. Spinners will exit of the sport,” he additional added.
Speaking concerning the challenges of enjoying Test cricket beneath lights, Waugh stated that the ambiance is phenomenal and the audiences in Australia have made it an important spectacle.
He additionally believes that India enjoying in Australia in a Day-Night Test later this 12 months can be an important alternative, while additionally being an important problem, for Virat Kohli and his males.
Published 18 Feb 2020, 12:26 IST
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