Michael Vaughan, BCCI
Michael Vaughan has slammed BCCI. Image Courtesy: Getty

Last Update on: January 9th, 2019 at 06:06 pm

Former England skipper, Michael Vaughan lambasted the BCCI for opting out to play the day-night Test against Australia. Earlier, Virat Kohli’s men were scheduled to play the traditional pink ball Test match at the Adelaide Oval to kick-start the series. However, the plan got trashed ahead of the tour, as India weren’t interested in playing one. It didn’t go down too well with the cricket fans back in Australia.

Michael Vaughan not happy with the BCCI

Meanwhile, the day-night Test became a tradition, and it all started three years back. New Zealand was the first team to play one Down-Under. Later, South Africa and England joined the trend. Also, Australia has an impressive clean record with the pink ball, and they were eager to go all guns blazing against this Indian side this time.

Moreover, Vaughan has often been critical about the developments related to the game. He finds it ridiculous that India got to dictate terms and decide on the fate of the pink-ball Tests.

“I think it’s ridiculous that the BCCI can change,” Vaughan said.

Pink Ball Test, Michael Vaughan, BCCI
The traditional Pink ball Tests started in 2015 Image Courtesy: Getty Images

It’s a shame – Vaughan

He said its a shame that the tradition has been put to halt. The cricket analyst went on to express his experience of being part of the Ashes Test in the same venue. Vaughan backed the pink-ball Test and said it’s great for the game.

“This has been a great spectacle for the three years — we were here for the Ashes day-night last year, and it was a great game of cricket,” Vaughan said.

Michael also said Cricket Australia should have taken a call on it instead of the BCCI, as he wasn’t at all happy with the proceedings.

“I’m a firm believer that whatever the home board want to do, they do and the touring team come on and get on with playing. I think it’s a great shame that it’s not a day-night game,” he said.

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