The International Cricket Council (ICC) in this month is going to overhaul the international cricket. At Edinburg, ICC has almost prepared to approve the recent proposal they made. Besides these Day-Night Test which was innovated in 2015 November in Australia, the two-tier Test cricket, and 13 teams ODI league and maybe two more WT20 before the 2020 edition in Australia will be approved.
In the ICC’s Annual General Committee meeting at Associate member’s Scotland’s city Edinburg will formalize all the proposals. Before that, we must see how the cricket will be in the future.
The day-night Test:
In 2015 the pink ball Day-Night Test has steered a lot of buzz after the success of the inaugural match at the Adelaide Oval between Australia and New Zealand. The match ended in three days as bowlers dominated the proceedings, and batsmen and fielders found difficulties. The visibility issue has become most discussed things of the pink ball. Many players, who played the match, complained about the pink ball because it favours seam bowlers but batsmen are facing difficulties to judge the length and swing of the pink ball.
After the match, many players complained to Federation of International Cricketers Association (FICA).
In another pink ball match at Eden Gardens, Kolkata Mohun Bagan bowler Mohammad Shami wrecked havoc while batsmen have no choice but to surrender.
Now in the ICC’s annual conclave it will be a matter to watch whether ICC make any changes to the pink ball. The Day Night has already received applause because of its commercial success. At Adelaide Oval, more than 1 lakh spectators watched the game at the stadiums. So, Day-Night Test is the future of cricket, but ICC should listen to players and make necessary changes.