Day-night Tests in two years, says Morgan


Test cricket’s dwindling popularity has prompted cricket administrators to explore possibilities of shoring up the longer version which apparently is on its last leg and Morgan feels day-night Tests could be the way out.
“Eighteen months ago I wouldn’t have been overly enthusiastic about this, thinking of tradition and records,” Morgan was quoted as saying by the Press Association (PA).
“But Test cricket has changed over 130 years and there are now very good reasons for bringing crowds out.

“I’d be surprised if we don’t see day-night Test cricket within the next two years -- surprised and disappointed,” Morgan said.
Morgan said day-night Tests were tailor-made for humid countries and he expected the innovation to find takers even in England as well where the longer version continued to draw decent crowd.

“If you look at a country like Australia with big stadia and very hot conditions, it’s made for day-night Test cricket.
“There is no reason why day-night Test cricket won’t be attractive in England, like one-day and Twenty20. But it’s in other countries that will be driving it,” Morgan said.

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