Fri. Sep 18th, 2020
Reuters


Former England captain Michael Vaughan has urged utilizing a pink ball, presently used solely in day-night Assessments for its greater visibility, to keep away from dropping taking part in time to dangerous gentle.

ICC Cricket Committee prone to assessment dangerous gentle guidelines in Take a look at cricket (Reuters Picture)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • ICC prone to assessment dangerous gentle guidelines after rain-marred Southampton Take a look at
  • In 2013, ICC member boards rejected the governing physique’s proposal of utilizing floodlights to proceed a Take a look at match
  • ICC Cricket Committee could talk about concepts of their subsequent assembly

The Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) is prone to talk about Take a look at cricket’s dangerous gentle guidelines which have been criticised through the ongoing England v Pakistan collection, a supply within the governing physique instructed Reuters on Monday.

Rain and dangerous gentle have mixed to restrict motion within the second Take a look at between England and Pakistan in Southampton, irritating gamers and tv viewers hoping for dwell cricket amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We on the ICC are open to such concepts and the ICC Cricket Committee could talk about the problem of their subsequent assembly,” the supply stated.

Umpires presently use gentle meters to find out if the sunshine is “harmful or unreasonable” to proceed taking part in.

In 2013, ICC member boards rejected the governing physique’s proposal of utilizing floodlights to proceed a Take a look at match in case of fading pure gentle.

The ICC Cricket Committee has not set a date for its subsequent assembly and any suggestion to make use of floodlights would require the approval of the ICC Board.

Pink ball the best way ahead?

Former England captain Michael Vaughan has urged utilizing a pink ball, presently used solely in day-night Assessments for its greater visibility, to keep away from dropping taking part in time to dangerous gentle.

“The extra I watch this, significantly in England, the pink ball might be the answer – simply play with it on a regular basis,” Vaughan instructed BBC Take a look at Match Particular.

Former Australia leg-spinner Shane Warne additionally backed the pink-ball thought.

“If we decrease that gentle meter studying and use a pink ball for Take a look at matches, I believe we’ll keep on the market lots longer,” Warne instructed Sky Sports activities on Monday.

Beneath present taking part in situations, a pink ball can be utilized in any bilateral collection, offered the 2 groups concerned agree prematurely.

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