Alastair Cook opposes day night format of Ashes- Skipper of English cricket team on Thursday, 9th June 2016, opined that Ashes series should not be converted into pink ball cricket. There’s no need to conduct day – night test cricket with Australia.
Though South Africa has agreed to play the test cricket in twilight hours at Adelaide at the end of this year, England shouldn’t implement the same for the Ashes series which is to start soon. Australian batsman Steven Smith to expressed similar feelings about this issue.
The main intention behind conducting this kind of test cricket is to curb maximum audience in stadium. But most of the crowds are happy and satisfactory with the previous format and prefer to go with the tradition.
RSA cricketers had sought problems while playing with the pink ball and had complained about the same to their board of cricket. Later decision of practicing same in the coming matches was obligated to adopt.
Cook said that a lot of the games had really good attendances and it was probably not a series where they need to do it exactly at this time. Steven agreed to these comments from youngest cricketer to score 10000 runs in test cricket who ranked 12th in the list of players grabbing the same record.