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No Day/Night Tests till our players are ready: CoA chief Rai

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The (CoA) today firmly backed the Indian team's decision of not playing Day/Night pink ball Test against during the upcoming tour Down Under at the end of the year.

"What's wrong in us wanting to win all the matches? Any team that steps out on a pitch wants to win. 30 years back they said play Test matches only to draw but they don't say that anymore," Rai said at Boria Majumdar's book launch in

The former CAG said that will play day-night Tests only when the players are ready.

"Till the time Indian players say that they are ready to play day-night matches there will be no day-night matches that will play."

also defended the board's decision.

"Who we play, when we play, where we play and how we play is our prerogative. We will back everything for the Indian team to play to win," said Johri.

The move by many has been perceived by many as India's win at all costs strategy.

Former Australian however, has labelled the move as "selfish".

"It's a little bit selfish from India's point of view because we need to revitalise Test cricket," Waugh said on Breakfast radio show.

Interestingly, India, who are slated to host in a two-match Test series before flying to Australia, were expected to play one day-night Test in October which is now not happening.

Rai however said that has done 90 percent things correctly over the years and the 10 percent that needs to be corrected will be done in due course of time.

As he was speaking at Boria Majumdar's book launch, Rai said: " had done tremendous work in terms of building infrastructure. Ninety percent of the things that they have done is good work. It is the 10 percent work that needs a course correction and that will be done.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, May 17 2018. 22:10 IST
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