The pink ball is used only in those test matches which are day-night test matches and now there is a demand to use this ball in all types of test matches.
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It is generally seen that due to low light in Test matches, the day’s play ends early. Test matches are played with a red ball and this ball stops appearing in the dark. To deal with this problem, England’s ball making company Duke has suggested a solution. This company says that pink ball should be used instead of red ball in all types of test matches, only then this problem can be avoided. Day-night tests are played with pink ball. The pink ball is used in day-night test matches because it is better visible in the dark than the red ball.
The pink ball used to be criticized earlier. It was said about this ball that this ball is very soft. But Duke says that now it has improved and now he has a ball which is better than all and can last for a long time. By using this ball in all types of test matches, the time wasted due to light can be saved. The red ball is being used since 1877 i.e. since the time cricket started
Ball will last for 80 overs
Duke’s Managing Director Dilip Jajodia said that the quality of the pink ball has now improved and it can last up to 80 overs. Australian newspaper The Age quoted Jajodia as saying, “We have a pink ball that is much better than the rest of the balls in the market. Which can last up to 80 overs. There is no reason why we can use pink ball instead of red ball in all types of test matches. For this, it is not necessary for the match to be day-night. This can be played during the day as well. it is no problem.”
He said, “There is always a question of tradition, we are talking about red ball cricket, then there should be matches with red ball, nothing else. But you are in the entertainment industry. Many people are giving a lot of money.
This was due to criticism
Recently South Africa toured Australia. The test series was played on this tour, in which many times there was trouble due to low light and even after lighting the floodlights, the problem was not resolved. After this, the Chief Executive Officer of the Australia Cricketers Association had said, “We believe that the game should find new ways to keep players safe on the field. Along with this, it should also be ensured that there is competition between the bat and the ball. We are in the business of entertainment so we should play to entertain as much as possible.