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England coach Chris Silverwood says he’s all for early begins to matches after unhealthy gentle blighted the drawn second Take a look at between England and Pakistan at Southampton.
Solely 134.three overs have been despatched down throughout 5 days in a match marred by rain delays in addition to the spectacle of gamers being taken off the sector for unhealthy gentle even when the Ageas Bowl floodlights have been in use.
Not because the identical two groups met at Lord’s in 1987, when 112.5 overs have 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 ultimate Take a look at, additionally on the Ageas Bowl in a sequence England lead 1-Zero, mentioned it will be potential to begin at half previous ten and never the same old 11 o’clock.
“It is smart to me,” he mentioned on Wednesday.
“We now have a interval at the beginning of the day we may use, however we attempt to lump it on the finish when gentle is a matter.”
“In my view it will be a good suggestion.
“I do know there’s chats round it and there will probably be no complaints from us if it occurs.
“However I’ve had no official phrase it will occur.”
Silverwood had different concepts that may very well be thought of similar to a ball which is a lighter shade of purple, floodlights, and glasses to assist cricketers in fading gentle.
Silverwood, looking for to win his second sequence of the summer season after beating the West Indies 2-1, mentioned 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 mentioned.
“We’re all on the bottom, so it would not be very troublesome to make it occur.”
Silverwood, who took over the job from Trevor Bayliss when the latter left on the finish of the 2019 season, mentioned it had been powerful going sitting round all through a lot of the second Take a look at.
“To have each side — to have everybody, actually — within the bubble sat round was arduous work at instances,” mentioned the 45-year-old former England tempo bowler.
“You are feeling for everybody concerned together with the viewers at residence hoping to look at some cricket.
“I felt for everybody that we have been simply right here sat round twiddling our thumbs.”
The Worldwide Cricket Council is about to debate the difficulty of unhealthy gentle on the subsequent assembly of its cricket committee.