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Taufel advises umpires to attend training sessions for a better pink ball sighting
D/N Test: Bangladesh in India 2019

Taufel advises umpires to attend training sessions for a better pink ball sighting

Simon Taufel, the former ICC umpire, expressed his view over the umpiring in the day-night Test matches ahead of the pink-ball Test match between India and Bangladesh. Taufel, who was present at the first ever pink-ball Test match between Australia and New Zealand at the Adelaide as ICC umpire performance manager, advised the umpires to attend the training sessions for the better sighting of pink ball.

"I don't know whether they will wear any special lenses to see the ball differently. That's entirely up to them. But they will be attending as many net sessions as possible," Taufel said. "They will be going through their net session and simulation activities. Maybe trying to see some practice session with the pink ball so that they are pretty confident of seeing the right things at the right time," he said.

"You have a twilight period when the light changes as it goes from very bright to sunshine to artificial light. That period is more challenging for the batsmen to pick up the ball. I would expect a similar type of challenge for the umpires as well. It will be as hard and challenging for the umpires as well," he added.