Kevin Pietersen not in favour of Day-Night Test cricket
Kevin Pietersen spoke out against the proposed Day-Night Tests on Twitter © Getty Images
Jul 1, 2014
Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen took to Twitter to speak out against the proposed Day-Night Test matches that could be played come 2015. Earlier this week, it was reported that Cricket Australia (CA) and New Zealand Cricket (NZC) were in talks to play a bilateral Day-Night Test series in November 2015.
Pietersen expressed immense derision at the idea. He spoke out against Day-Night Tests immediately, and drew immediate responses from his followers. The first of Pietersen’s three Tweets was regarding the problem in statistics: “Day/night Test cricket – what a joke! Hope all statistics start again then!” (sic)
His next Tweet read: “Public don’t watch cos there is too much cricket! And it’s expensive! Play less & public will be more interested!” (sic)
The reactions were more sympathetic, with the excessive cost of tickets being a point of contention even for fans.
Pietersen’s final quote was regarding the condition of the cricketers. “Players are being flogged all around the world, all year round! Standard of cricket suffers too!” (sic) However, a lot of people seemed to think that the mushrooming Twenty20 (T20) leagues the world over were the real culprits.