Cricket Ponting opposed to day-night Tests

Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting has reservations ahead of the first day-night Test, which will take place in Adelaide next month.

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Ponting opposed to day-night Tests

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As Australian and New Zealand prepare for the first day-night Test, Ricky Ponting has reiterated his opposition to the experimental format.

A pink ball and floodlights will be utilised in Adelaide next month for the final match of a three-Test series between the trans-Tasman rivals.

Yet former Australia captain Ponting, who featured in 168 Tests during his illustrious career, believes the five-day game should not be subject to such changes.

"I've actually been against it the whole time," the 40-year-old is quoted as saying by ESPNCricinfo.

"I understand the reasons behind wanting to innovate and wanting to be different, but at the same time I think Test cricket is all about history and tradition as far as I'm concerned.

"But I guess the game has to go on and move forward. It will be interesting to see what the players make of it all and how much they enjoy the occasion.

"That's what it comes down to at the end of the day, the players have to want to enjoy it and have to want to be a part of it and want to make it something extra special and let's hope it works out that way."

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