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ICC President predicts day-night Test in 2 years

International Cricket Council President David Morgan on Wednesday predicted day-night Tests within the next two years and said he would be both surprised and disappointed if it does not happen.

cricket Updated: Dec 16, 2009 19:34 IST
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International Cricket Council President David Morgan on Wednesday predicted day-night Tests within the next two years and said he would be both surprised and disappointed if it does not happen.

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.

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