Rahul Dravid backs day-night Tests, says will bolster ticket sales

Speaking at an event organized by ESPNcricinfo in London on Monday, Dravid highlighted the primacy of Test cricket and suggested ways for bolstering the acceptance of the longer format of the game across the world.

updated: August 20, 2013 18:21 IST
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London: In an attempt to secure the future of Test cricket, former India captain Rahul Dravid has suggested the introduction of day-night matches using pink balls. He compared the game's longest format with the 'trunk of a tree' and suggested that it provided players with the grounding needed to prosper in the newer, shorter versions.

"We are, I believe, maybe one generation away from reaching the point where our entire youth system could cater only to Twenty20 cricket without any emphasis on the longer form of the game. By not giving youngsters a chance to explore their versatility, endurance or even improvisational skills, we will be selling ourselves and our sport well short," said Dravid, speaking at an event organized by ESPNCricinfo here on Monday.

The batting great also suggested certain measures to reignite interest in Test cricket.

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