ICC chief hails historic day-night Test

Dubai: International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive David Richardson has lavished praise on the success of the first day and night Test, saying that the concept can greatly enhance the traditional format of the game.

Australia and New Zealand created history by playing the iconic longer format of the game under floodlights for the first-time ever at the Adelaide Oval.

Expressing views on the same, Richardson said: “The inaugural day and night Test in Adelaide was a huge success, enjoyed by cricket followers across the world. I would like to congratulate both the Australia and New Zealand teams on a thrilling game of cricket,”

Considering the Adelaide Test as a `great advert` for the format, Richardson further said ,”Although day/night Tests will not be feasible at every venue, it certainly provides a new dimension for players, spectators, broadcasters and fans alike and it is here to stay. We need to make sure we take all the learnings we can from this first match, identify what has worked well and what needs improving, and make sure that future day-night Tests are as good, if not better,”

“I have every confidence that day/night Tests will continue to be embraced by more Boards in the near future to, in time, become a regular feature of Test match scheduling ,”he added.

Earlier, Australia clinched the three-match series against New Zealand after claiming a tense three-wicket win over the tourists in the pink ball Test match on Sunday.(ANI)