Cricket Australia CEO, Kevin Roberts has emphatically thrown his support behind day-night Test cricket and urged India to reconsider its opposition to play under lights.
Australia has played three day-night Test matches but the Board of Control for Cricket, India rejected the request for a pink-ball test in Adelaide, fearing the risk of not yet played such match in a high-profile series.
Adelaide’s opening day crowds for the past 3 years, day-night Tests were around 47000, 32000 and 55000 was downsized to 24000 on Thursday which was reported due to fewer interstate viewers who would have come for a night-time spectacle.
“This is about the fans. We have seen fans vote with their feet regarding day-night tests”, Robert told to SEN’s Whateley.
“We have to make sure that we are asking the right question for the right group. It doesn’t matter what I think or any other cricket administrator thinks, it matters what the fans think”, he commented.
South Australian Cricket Association (SACA) chief executive Keith Bradshaw said that the ticket sales for the first test between India and Australia at Adelaide Oval are down compared to past years.