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Wikus Pansegrouw
Wikus Pansegrouw

If there is new ideas, the international cricket board, must put it to the table, al cricketing nations, representatives must vote on it, then, for a year or 2, use the new ideas domestically, getting the players used to it. Don't test new ideas in international matches, would be an unfair advantage to one of the teams, who are used to it

Legasa Tlometsane
Legasa Tlometsane

Sometimes you can tell a cricket follower from a mere cricket fan by their comments. Some comments here lack substance and have a poor reasoning.

Mpho Tladi
Mpho Tladi

They would have had an upper hand as they have played it before

Legasa Tlometsane
Legasa Tlometsane

And besides most of their players also have a 1st class experience with it.

Prosper T Makamba
Prosper T Makamba

every decision has its benefits just maybe the South African cricket has look at both sides before making this decision so let's stop judging the board they have made their final stand period.I'm proudly PROTEA fan no matter what happened

Simpiwe Mpondo
Simpiwe Mpondo

I agree with you, they are so obsessed with winning as if its everything. I suspect the only reason they dont want to play is cowardice and fear of losing

Marcello Adriaan
Marcello Adriaan

Simpiwe Mpondo i see you talking about India trying the day and night test but India do not want the TV review system. So is India not also negative. #justasking

Mervin Chetty
Mervin Chetty

Yes they are. Review system is the future. Matter of time. BCCA just stubborn cos it was not there idea

Shamiel Dramat
Shamiel Dramat

Ok, seeing that CSA is against this idea of D/N Test. Why not try it out on a domestic level. This way fans will come out to watch. After all our 4 day format is dead where fans are concerned

Legasa Tlometsane
Legasa Tlometsane

They are not against the concept they actually support it but they feel the timing isn't right. The concept needs more tests cause even those who played it are sceptical about it. Yes introducing it to our domestic leagues would help but I think CSA is weary about it because of the potential costs. Those lights are very expensive just to put on and like you highlighted our domestic 1st class doesn't have a fan base meaning not much sponsors too. So where are they going to get the revenue for those lights?

Themistocles The-Revenant Anele
Themistocles The-Revenant Anele

No wonder these Preoteas clowns will never win the world they always complain like lil bitches... it's a new experience don't see why they don't wanna play day and tests... what a bunch of sissies...

Ameer PacMan
Ameer PacMan

Lol same country who was ranked 1st for the pass couple years in test .. if we don't want too we don't want too deal with it ..

Themistocles The-Revenant Anele
Themistocles The-Revenant Anele

They afraid of losing to Australia, everybody knows that. If it was the likes of Bangladesh they wouldn't have refused.

Bruce Armstrong
Bruce Armstrong

South Africas problem is that they are always too negative in their cricket. Until a positive mind set takes over we shall never reach our full potential.

Simpiwe Mpondo
Simpiwe Mpondo

All sports are about money these days. Sport is a profession. It was the same feeling about T20 and all of a sudden it has grown bigger than all formats. We need to move with the innovative times rather than shooting everything down before trying. Its time for revival of test cricket. India is trying it as well, why are we SAns so negative. The issue is "sometimes not being able to see the pink ball" not "it cant be played". Maybe trying another colour ball can work wonders. Come'on SAns be part of the innovative ways to make cricket interesting and more fans will come to test matches and more money for players and better entertainment for fans.

Simpiwe Mpondo
Simpiwe Mpondo

You got it all wrong, i followed this story very closely, ypu arw not saying anything new. There is always the first time in anything read the post properly. Dont make wrong assumptions about not knowing the background. My gist is about trying new and innovative ways to make the cricket interesting.

Thami Mali Msomi
Thami Mali Msomi

They should rather try it in the 1st class cricket before introducing it internationally... and I doubt there will ever be lots of spectators going to watch

Simpiwe Mpondo
Simpiwe Mpondo

Aussies and New Zealand have tried it already so why not. SAns are uptight with everything let's move with the times.

Goodwill Mkhululi Moyo
Goodwill Mkhululi Moyo

so its better to throw the nation,into lions den.i due course they will play D/N test.not now.that will make no sense at all

Legasa Tlometsane
Legasa Tlometsane

I think some of us just comment not knowing the background. 1. CA paid New Zealand players for them to agree to play the day-night test so it isn't like they are "moving with times" either. No one knows if they would have agreed had they not been paid. 2. CSA and it's players never said they do not want to play a day-night test but pointed out that as much as they are willing they are not ready because of: 2.1. As it None of the players have participated in a day-night 1st class much. 2.2. Australian players themselves, who played with a pink ball both domestically and international, have reservations about the day-night tests for now. 2.3. There are too many unknowns and more tests, including perhaps a different colour ball, should be done domestically before the concept is introduced internationally. 3. India, really? Are we really compared with a cricket nation that refuses to use a tried and tested technology (DRS)?

Legasa Tlometsane
Legasa Tlometsane

Then you should know that SA isn't against trying the pink ball.

Burt Louw
Burt Louw

Again I say what a load of rubbish. I see in the next year or so all other nations playing day/night test and proteas still dragging their feet using the excuse we dont have pink ball experience. With a fan base thats shrinking by the second cause of coaching staff, selection crisis and losing our nr 1 ranking. CSA should realy rethink their decision that can cost them more fans.

Legasa Tlometsane
Legasa Tlometsane

And playing that single day night test in a potential series decider will do justice to our ranking right?

David Ross
David Ross

Totally G, what a total load of crap. Money money money.... and old farts trying to be clever...

Desmond Matthee
Desmond Matthee

It is exciting. People will attend more. Will create more income and who complains of having too much money? Just good for cricket. The team should not be selfish, they will get more spectators this way. More fans and exposure.

Legasa Tlometsane
Legasa Tlometsane

And the fact that test matches may last three days only won't affect revenues?

Muhammad Moosa
Muhammad Moosa

It'd an exciting concept but there were some issues the 1st time around. First class records have to reflect variation in the playing conditions .Also tests on India without the DRS have to reflect in 1st class records as such.

Jaco Barnard
Jaco Barnard

Klomp bangbroeke. Dis geen wonder hulle sal geen T20 of Eendag wereld beker wen nie. Te voorspelbaar. Ek weet van teminste 3 ekstra spinners wat moet speel George Linde, Tabraiz Shami en Keshav Maharaj

KingBiyela
KingBiyela

Yeah, I disagree with the legendary Graeme Pollock on this point.

Test cricket, whether we want to believe it or not, is dying. While there will always be those who appreciate the longer format, like myself, the younger crowds are just not getting into it anymore. And, Test crowds are not what they used to be. The game needs a change, and this could be it. Think about it; Why do Test matched get such poor attendance? Because when a game starts, people are at work and kids are at school. A day-night Test allows folks to attend games when their day is over. Let's not resist change.