Kapil Dev urges Board for use of pink ball in IPL 2019

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Kapil Dev Urges for Use of Pink Ball in IPL 

Kapil Dev Urges for Use of Pink Ball in IPL
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The introduction of the pink ball came in the year 2015 when Australia and New Zealand locked horns at the Adelaide Oval under floodlights. Meanwhile, the former Indian World Cup-winning skipper Kapil Dev has given the idea to use the pink ball in the Indian Premier League (IPL), from the next year.

Moreover, there have been a number of pink ball Tests since then.

However the No. 1 team in the world, India is yet to play a Day-night Test. They are most likely to make their pink ball debut against Windies and Australia later in the year.

Team India head coach Ravi Shastri stated that playing the longest format of the game under lights will nullify the effects from the spinner.

The team doesn’t want to play the Aussies under light due to the fact that it will be an undue advantage for the Aussies.

Kapil Dev, Workload, BCCI, Votes, Players’ Break, Tight Schedule, Lauds, Team India, Virat Kohli
In international cricket, Dev claimed 687 wickets for India. Photo Credit: Web.

“If the Indian team is wanting to play day-night Test at home with a pink ball, they could use next year’s IPL as the testing ground. If they are serious this is a good way to ensure that the day-night Test match happens,”  Kapil Dev was quoted as saying by The Times of India during an exclusive interview.

While team India has been against playing day/night Test cricket, Kapil Dev has backed the format.

“Since the conditions in the sub-continent is mostly hot, day-night Test will surely work and it depends on how BCCI and the Indian team management take the call on the issue,” he said.

But it is not the first time that BCCI  is pretty reluctant to immediately adopt a new idea. India opposed the Decision Review System (DRS) for a long time.

However, they dd gradually accept the fact that reviews are only for the betterment of the game. It will be implied for the first time in the 11the edition of the IPL coming up.

Kapil Dev, Workload, BCCI, Votes, Players’ Break, Tight Schedule, Lauds, Team India, Virat Kohli
Dev scored 3,783 runs in 225 ODIs. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

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