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ICC's approval of the idea of playing day-night Tests was the right way forward, believes Suresh Menon, writing in espnstar.com. It gives the fans a chance to engage into some cricket after work, and the issue of fiddling with the age-old "summer game" wouldn't hold much value after, say, ten years.
Cricket is a summer game, played in the the sun (which is why players rush to the pavilion as soon as it begins to rain in the neighbouring state), and should remain so. But - and this is the question to be asked - is it better to play to relatively bigger crowds at night or to play in the sun before the proverbial three men and a dog? Over the years, the game has evolved. Bats have changed, the height of the stumps too; the laws were different from what they are today, and the unstated aim has been to make it more competitive, more attractive and more gasp-worthy.
Yes, Test cricket ought to be played in the sun with a red ball but Test cricket at night is an idea whose time has come.
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