Yahoo – Singapore – 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.

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  • 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.
  • Waugh, who is stepping down as a national selector when his contract expires on August 31, said the decision was not only disappointing, but selfish given the falling popularity of Test cricket.
  • “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.
  • 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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