Gulf Today (UAE) – Sydney: Retiring selector Mark Waugh has lashed out at “selfish” India for refusing to play a day-night Test during their tour of Australia, accusing the cricketing power of holding back the game.

Summary

  • Sydney: Retiring selector Mark Waugh has lashed out at “selfish” India for refusing to play a day-night Test during their tour of Australia, accusing the cricketing power of holding back the game.
  • “It’s a little bit selfish from India’s point of view because we need to revitalise Test cricket,” he said in The Australian newspaper Thursday.
  • “Day-night Test cricket in some countries is going to be one of those ingredients that could transform Test cricket back to where it should be.”
  • CA believes day-night Test cricket is a more television-friendly format and perhaps the only way to revitalise the five-day version of the game which is flagging globally following the rise of the quickfire Twenty20 format.
  • Waugh said Australia, India and England were the only places where Test cricket was “alive and well”.

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