Rahul Dravid backs day-night Tests

Former Indian skipper Rahul Dravid believes that the idea of playing day-night Tests is a counter step in holding back the dwindling crowd count in the longest format of the game.

As reported by Cricketcountry, Dravid said, “I am all for the experiment. I am definitely all for the experiment. Specially dwindling crowds in Test cricket is a worry. I know there are some challenges of playing cricket at night. The ball is one of them. The white ball gets discoloured,”

Understanding the problem of decreasing attendance in Tests, Dravid who was a part of a sports lecture on Tuesday, added,” I think in this day and age, it’s impossible to have people leaving work and coming to the ground on all five days. Therefore, I don’t mind day-night Tests if it can bring back crowds and also have TV viewership.”

Dravid had played the pink ball on one occasion and didn’t face any problems while facing it.

“The pink ball and the dew factor are things that need to be sorted out. Personally, I never had a problem in the only match with the pink ball. I scored a hundred in the second innings for the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) against the English county champions,” he added.

As reported, the pink ball is set to make its mark when Australia host New Zealand in a Test series later this year.