Misbah urges cricketing world to embrace day-night Tests `quickly`

Melbourne [Australia], Sept.27 :Asserting that future belongs to the day-night Test cricket, Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq has urged the cricketing world to embrace the pink ball format "quickly".

Pakistan are set to play their first-ever Test match under lights against the West Indies, slated to be held from October 13 in Dubai.

"If the future is with day-night Tests, then we have to play it more often and we have to start embracing it quickly.

Like we play one-day cricket with a white ball, and this pattern had been adapted everywhere in domestic and even in club cricket," Misbah was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au.

Weighing in on the debate over the performance of the pink ball, the 42-year-old believes the issues surrounding its use will be solved by playing more games under lights.

"Since the game is played for the fans and for the audience, this night cricket is the future and it's definitely good for cricket.

The more frequently we play under lights, it will give more exposure and allow players to get used to it," he suggested.

Misbah also admitted that his side need to make few adjustments --the timings of the sessions, how the pink ball will react under lights and different conditions--ahead of their official outing with the pink ball.

"We have to adjust to the timing of the sessions, understand how the ball will travel under lights, how much the ball will swing under lights, and how much the dew factor will be affecting it," the right-hander said.

While players have voiced their concerns about the pink ball's movement and durability, the Australian administrators had described the first Twilight Test between Australia and New Zealand as a huge success, citing a large number of spectators that flocked to the stadium to witness the historic match.

Pakistan have also agreed to play a day-night Test against Australia in Brisbane in December..

Source: ANI