Test cricket under lights?
I am an Indian cricket fan and I have been reading this forum for a while now. I always lurk here during Test/ODI series to read the humorous and knowledgeable contributions of the members here. This is my first thread, so please go easy on me. :)
I came across an interesting article by cricinfo journalist/blogger Dileep Premachandran ( Sachin Tendulkar's words about the value of Test cricket given new light | Dileep Premachandran | Sport | guardian.co.uk ) saying that Lalit Modi suggests that Test cricket attendances/viewership in India are waning because people are unable to watch day sessions due to work, and the best way to fix this is to make it day/night sessions. I would like to hear what people think of this idea. How would the use of a white ball affect the game? Would the dew make it impossible for spinners to make an impact? Would the early morning assistance that the fast bowlers get on the first day of a Test match be replaced by swing later in the day under the lights? Personally, I love Test cricket as it is, but I have to admit I'd be curious to see how something like this works out. People always hark back to how World Series Cricket revolutionized the game (positively or negatively is a discussion for another day) with day/night cricket, coloured clothing, aggressive marketing and other innovations and maybe something like this could give Test cricket a much needed boost?