Australian legendary batsman Ricky Ponting was inducted into Sports Australia Hall of fame and while talking to media he said that he is not in favor of day and night test matches ahead of the first experiment of such an event at Adelaide in a match between Australia and New Zealand (Quotes via ESPNcricinfo)
“I’ve actually been against it the whole time,” Ponting said. “I mean I understand the reasons behind wanting to innovate and wanting to be different, but at the same time I think Test cricket is all about history and tradition as far as I’m concerned.”
He stressed the fact that players who are going to be a pat of it should be comfortable playing the game as that matters most.
“But I guess the game has to go on and move forward. It will be interesting to see what the players make of it all and how much they enjoy the occasion. That’s what it comes down to at the end of the day, the players have to want to enjoy it and have to want to be a part of it and want to make it something extra special and let’s hope it works out that way.”
The day and night test matches is an attempt by the International Cricket Council and all cricketing nations to propel the test match area of the game and make it more popular and interesting by attracting more followers.