England vs Pakistan: Hosts’ coach Chris Silverwood bats for early start time to tackle ‘bad light’ issues – Firstcricket News, Firstpost


London: England coach Chris Silverwood says he’s all for early begins to matches after unhealthy mild blighted the drawn second Take a look at between England and Pakistan at Southampton.

Solely 134.three overs had been despatched down throughout 5 days in a match marred by rain delays in addition to the spectacle of gamers being taken off the sphere for unhealthy mild even when the Ageas Bowl floodlights had been in use.

Chris stated it will be potential to begin at half previous ten and never the standard 11 o’clock. AFP

Not because the identical two groups met at Lord’s in 1987, when 112.5 overs had been bowled, has a Take a look at in England been so badly affected by climate interruptions.

Silverwood, talking forward of Friday’s third and closing Take a look at, additionally on the Ageas Bowl in a sequence England lead 1-0, stated it will be potential to begin at half previous ten and never the standard 11 o’clock.

“It is smart to me,” he stated on Wednesday.

“We’ve got a interval at the beginning of the day we may use, however we attempt to lump it on the finish when mild is a matter.”

“In my view it will be a good suggestion.

“I do know there’s chats round it and there will likely be no complaints from us if it occurs.

“However I’ve had no official phrase it’s going to occur.”

Silverwood had different concepts that could possibly be thought-about reminiscent of a ball which is a lighter shade of crimson, floodlights, and glasses to assist cricketers in fading mild.

Silverwood, in search of to win his second sequence of the summer season after beating the West Indies 2-1, stated given the particular circumstances as a result of coronavirus pandemic it made beginning matches earlier simpler to do.

“We’re all right here anyway,” he stated.

“We’re all on the bottom, so it would not be very tough to make it occur.”

Silverwood, who took over the job from Trevor Bayliss when the latter left on the finish of the 2019 season, stated it had been powerful going sitting round all through many of the second Take a look at.

“To have each side — to have everybody, actually— within the bubble sat round was exhausting work at occasions,” stated the 45-year-old former England tempo bowler.

“You are feeling for everybody concerned together with the viewers at residence hoping to observe some cricket.

“I felt for everybody that we had been simply right here sat round twiddling our thumbs.”

The Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) is about to debate the difficulty of unhealthy mild on the subsequent assembly of its cricket committee.


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