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India 'selfish' for refusing to play Day-Night Test

Press Trust of India  |  Melbourne 

Australian batting great feels have acted "selfishly" by refusing to play a Day-Night Test during their tour Down Under later this year.

"It's a little bit selfish from India's point of view because we need to revitalise Test cricket," Waugh was quoted as saying by 'Big Breakfast' show on a local radio station here.

"Day-night Test in some countries is going to be one of those ingredients that could transform Test back to where it should be. So it's really only Australia, and England where Test is alive and well. For me that's a concern," he said further.

Cricket had tried hard to convince the the BCCI to play a Day-Night Test at the Adelaide Oval but the powerful Indian board turned down the offer saying its team was not ready for Pink-Ball cricket yet.

Waugh, who will soon step down as Australian team selector, doesn't understand why refused to play under lights.

"Their team is pretty well suited to day-night cricket, they've got a string of fast bowlers, so they don't just rely on the spinners, and their batsman are technically very good as well.

"So for the greater good of the game, I would have loved to have seen that as a day-night Test," Waugh added.

too had tried to convince the BCCI to play the Day-Night Test besides saying that the home team should have the right to schedule matches "as it sees fit".

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

First Published: Wed, May 16 2018. 18:05 IST