Strauss gives go-ahead to day-night Tests

Johannesburg: England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) director Andrew Strauss has thrown his weight behind the day and night Test, saying there is much more of a will around the world to embrace the twilight Test.

The former England skipper comments came a day after his fellow official Colin Graves said that it was just a matter of time before the pink ball match would be played in the sport’s birthplace, Sport24 reported.

Graves, showing his favour for the day-night Test, had said new things need to be opted in order to make the longest format of the game even more exciting.

Echoing similar views, Strauss said there are some issues regarding the Twilight match, but added that he is still ready for it as it would allow to people to come after work and enjoy the longest format of the game.

In November last year, Australia and New Zealand created history by playing the game’s first ever day-night Test with the pink ball, attracting a attracting a large number of spectators but an average television audience.(ANI)