Marsh believes day night Tests have the potential of becoming cricket’s newest fad
Australia national selector and legendary wicketkeeper Rodney Marsh has announced that he is fully in favour for day night Test matches to become an integral part of cricket.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced that day night Tests can now be played between two nations, but only if both their respective cricket boards agree to it.
Both cricketing boards also have to agree on the time matches will start and end and also decide on which type of ball would make conditions as fair as possible for both batsmen and bowlers throughout the game.
However, there is still a lot of concern over what colour ball will be used for day night Tests.
But, Marsh believes that the colour of the ball should not stop day night Tests from taking place regularly during international series.
Sports24 quoted Marsh as saying: “I say bring it on, what people need to understand is that during World Series Cricket we played Supertests at night. This was nearly 35 years ago and there is no reason why this can’t happen with Test matches today.”
Reports have indicated that day night ODIs have been popular with the crowds in Australia and Marsh sees no reason as to why it cannot draw the same amount of interest at the Test level.
“Night Test cricket would be really successful on the sub-continent and in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa,” Marsh added.