To save Test cricket, it must be played under lights: Modi

IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi believes that Test Cricket can be saved only if it adapts to be played under lights and it goes day night.

Modi told the Guardian-

The five-day game should still be the pinnacle and the ultimate test of skills. You don’t need to fiddle with the format at this stage. All you need do is change the timing. If we went day-night then we would see a real resurgence in the ratings.

But he is not to leave the T20 game. He tells that T20 surely will surpass Test format.

He quotes:-

Twenty20 will become the dominant format – without doubt. It lasts only three hours and people don’t have time any more to sit all day watching cricket. We’re competing with football and other sports and I think three hours is a good time limit to help us expand the market. We are definitely bringing new consumers to cricket

Every game last year we had 100 million eyeballs. But because our objective is to become the most watched sporting event in the world we are now targeting 150 million every day

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About Adithya Ramesh

Yo people. This is Adithya. A student who loves what he does. Has passion for Cricket and is a die hard SRT fan. Loves to photograph and is a travel freak

Posted on March 2, 2010, in india, IPL, t20, test cricket and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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