ECB’s Day-Night Test Match Proposal In Trouble

October 8, 2009 by  
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ecbICC was planning on to start test matches in floodlit i.e, day-night Test match. This idea is still under consideration. England’s Cricket Board – ECB put forwarded the idea and proposed the plan to hold the first floodlit match in their own country.

Bangladesh was invited to play the first ever day-night Test match that will be held in May/June of next year.

Unfortunately, two counties is England have shown reluctance to experience with the pinkish ball in night. This refusal can cause many barriers in the widespread application of day-night Test matches. Resistance is coming because no test has been carried out whether one can play in such a scenario or not. John Stephen said that “There is always resistance to change and we have got to find a ball that is durable and that really is the sticking point.” The name of the two counties who has refused are Durham and Worcestershire.

ICC Cheif Executive Meeting Held

October 8, 2009 by  
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iccThe Chief Executive Meeting of ICC has been held in Johannesburg. The aim of the meeting was to to forward the FutureTour proposal to the ICC Board. The Future Tour program was mainly discussed in the meeting. Research is being conducted for the development of International cricket.

The ICC is very good governing body for International cricket and it has brought forward many genuine advances in the field of cricket. ICC is dedicated to the promotion of Test Matches. ODI’s and T20 international matches across the world.

Holding test matches in day-night sessions is also under consideration. The meeting has also given Cricket New Zealand’s Justice Waan who will serve in ICC Cricket Committee and Nishantha Ranatunga of Sri Lanka to serve in ICC Development Committee.