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    Day/night Test cricket

    Who would like to see day/night Test cricket.

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    Leave the gimmicks to the shorter versions of the game.

    I guess you could play a day nighter in Australia but it would never work in England so if you can't do it in one country you shouldn't do it at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flibbertyjibber View Post
    Leave the gimmicks to the shorter versions of the game.

    I guess you could play a day nighter in Australia but it would never work in England so if you can't do it in one country you shouldn't do it at all.
    it doesnt matter what the authorities do test cricket will never increase in popularity only old ppl care about tests and when that generation dies out so will test cricket

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    Quote Originally Posted by DingDong View Post
    it doesnt matter what the authorities do test cricket will never increase in popularity only old ppl care about tests and when that generation dies out so will test cricket
    Not so.

    Anyhow I've changed my mind about the question of D/N Tests, would like to see them given a try.


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    Yes for day/night!

    If Steve Waugh wants it, I do too.
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    Most definitely not. Lets keep with the tradition here. There is too much change in the game already that it is almost reduced to nothing more than a commercial, money making, business minded joke. Only Test cricket remains somewhat untarnished by all of it and I hope it continues to stay that way for many a year.

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    I don't want it to happen before they can solve any potential issues with the ball, but if they can fix that I really don't care either way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DingDong View Post
    it doesnt matter what the authorities do test cricket will never increase in popularity only old ppl care about tests and when that generation dies out so will test cricket
    Frankly that is utter bollox and you know nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Himannv View Post
    Most definitely not. Lets keep with the tradition here. There is too much change in the game already that it is almost reduced to nothing more than a commercial, money making, business minded joke. Only Test cricket remains somewhat untarnished by all of it and I hope it continues to stay that way for many a year.
    That's not really a good argument against D/N test matches. Saying that test cricket should be limited to days just for the sake of keeping the tradition is pretty weak.

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    Absolutely. Don't see a good reason not to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    I don't want it to happen before they can solve any potential issues with the ball, but if they can fix that I really don't care either way.
    Yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GraemeSmith View Post
    That's not really a good argument against D/N test matches. Saying that test cricket should be limited to days just for the sake of keeping the tradition is pretty weak.
    Why not go the whole way and advocate the colourful fancy dress costumes and fielding restrictions for the first 30 overs per innings as well? Think about it, strategic timeouts, cheerleaders on the side and a white ball. Lets get the party started!!!

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    Certainly not necessary in England. The long hours of daylight and the fact that the crowds are still coming to watch would mean it would be a gimmick for the sake of it with no real purpose or gain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flibbertyjibber View Post
    Frankly that is utter bollox and you know nothing.
    Not really.

    Ever spoken to someone under the age of 24 lately? Lets say even if you put a funnel into their mouths and pour Ritalin down their throats they would still have concentrating on a test match.

    Oh, and before someone says "hey, I'm 19 and I love test cricket and my views represent every single person of my generation" let me say you're the exception, not the norm.

    Its the way of the world. It sucks that everything is being dumbed down at an alarming rate, but theres nothing a few old die hards can do about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flibbertyjibber View Post
    Leave the gimmicks to the shorter versions of the game.

    I guess you could play a day nighter in Australia but it would never work in England so if you can't do it in one country you shouldn't do it at all.
    Didnt think about that. If a touring team didnt play day/night tests at home they would be at a disadvantage. But that was the case of teams touring Australia in the early 80's. And most teams would be experienced at playing ODI and T20's under lights.

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