Get day-night Tests: Dravid

Former India captain Rahul Dravid wants cricket administrators to approach the introduction of day-night Tests with an open mind to bolster the dwindling popularity of the longer format among spectators.

Speaking at an event organised by ESPNcricinfo in London on Monday, Dravid said, “Day-night Tests could be an issue at places where dew sets in at certain times of the year, but scheduled at the right places at the right times, it could get Test cricket what it needs most: some more people in the stands. Remember, while it did take long, there’s even a roof over Wimbledon Centre Court these days. Day-night Tests remain a work in progress but we can start by sorting out the scheduling around Test cricket, to ensure that teams can complete their home and away cycles against each other over a four-year period.” Dravid, 40, also slammed the current trend of holding two-Test series between countries to accommodate T20 matches as “nothingness of a nothing” and backed a successful launch of the world Test championship.

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