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    Day/Night test cricket planned

    Bangladesh agree to day-night Test in England | Bangladesh Cricket News | Cricinfo.com

    What is the point in this anyway?

    Why can the authorities never address the key issues?

    1/ England and Australia are currently blowing off Ashes steam by playing a pointless 7 ODI's against each other

    2/ Bangladesh and the West Indies don't count at the moment

    3/ You won't fill a test ground, Ashes aside, when the cheapest ticket is 20 pounds
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    Day/night test cricket sounds good to me.
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    The Filth have comfortably the better bowling. But the Gash have the batting. Might be quite good to watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uppercut View Post
    Day/night test cricket sounds good to me.
    I'm struggling to think of any positives at all.. Imagine if this happened during the good old days.. Waqar Younis has been taken off because dew is starting to form..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Langeveldt View Post
    Bangladesh agree to day-night Test in England | Bangladesh Cricket News | Cricinfo.com

    What is the point in this anyway?

    Why can the authorities never address the key issues?

    1/ England and Australia are currently blowing off Ashes steam by playing a pointless 7 ODI's against each other

    2/ Bangladesh and the West Indies don't count at the moment

    3/ You won't fill a test ground, Ashes aside, when the cheapest ticket is 20 pounds
    I agree with the sentiment behind this statement but it is actually factually incorrect, as Lord's and The Oval have consistently sold out just about every match played at those two venues this decade regardless of ticket pricing.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Uppercut View Post
    Day/night test cricket sounds good to me.
    Not in May and not against Bangladesh. Tickets for a tenner and I'm sure you will get a decent crowd.

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    Have they sorted out whether they can get a pink ball to last 80 overs yet? Seems a bit ridiculous as a "Test" if they keep having to change the ball.

    Also testing it against bangladesh in England seems a little silly as in all likelihood the game will be over in two days. But i suppose Banga would be the only ones to agree to it.

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    Was planning on going to one of the Bangas Test, interesting
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    Past your bedtime then GIMH?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LegionOfBrad View Post
    Also testing it against bangladesh in England seems a little silly as in all likelihood the game will be over in two days. But i suppose Banga would be the only ones to agree to it.
    Unfair on England. We'll hold out for longer than that, Shakib can't bowl from both ends you know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zaremba View Post
    Past your bedtime then GIMH?
    Haha nah but it probably means an overnight stay - we were gonna do one the day before we went anyway, so instead will probably just stay in London on the night of the game. If it goes ahead. My plan for next year is to do a Test at Lord's (Pakistan the preference but if Bangas is DN that may swing it for them) and an ODI against the crims (at OT if they are hosting one which I think they are).

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero View Post
    Haha nah but it probably means an overnight stay - we were gonna do one the day before we went anyway, so instead will probably just stay in London on the night of the game. If it goes ahead. My plan for next year is to do a Test at Lord's (Pakistan the preference but if Bangas is DN that may swing it for them) and an ODI against the crims (at OT if they are hosting one which I think they are).
    This is why Bangladesh is a good test bed for the DN Tests: because (a) it will help ensure a decent turn-out for what would otherwise be a poorly attended match and (b) people will fear less about the distortion of Test match statistics than they would in the case of different opposition, since everyone is already resigned to the idea that playing against Bangladesh under any conditions entails a massive distortion of Test match statistics.

    No offence intended to Bangladesh here btw, but these are the realities atm

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    Yeah, agree completely. I might go against Bangas regardless if the tix are a lot cheaper than V Pak, but the DN is a massive clincher.

    Not too sure on whether a DN Test in June is really relevant though given that it's barely ever dark at that time of year

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    I would have thought trialling it in a few LVCC games might be a better idea - it will be tough enough for the Banglas to make a decent fist of it in May anyway let alone use them as guinea pigs for such a radical change in the way the game is played

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    I say give it a go.
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    I think it's worth a try. Aggers on the radio was saying that day/night cricket in England shouldn't happen in any form. I disagree, otherwise you hardly see any cricket on TV in the summer because of work.

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