Pink balls in day-night cricket could challenge players at sunset

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Physical luminance contrasts for white, pink and red cricket balls relative to the sky. Sunset was at 6:02pm. The bold horizontal black line depicts 0 luminance contrast. Credit: Joshua Adie and Derek Arnold, Author provided

Cricket is a great game but it can be dangerous so anything that can reduce the potential risk to players in the game should be considered.


I have already raised my concerns over the use of the pink ball during day-night games played in Australia.

But now I believe it is important to raise legitimate concerns about playing with a pink ball at sunset.

How fast?

People may be able to see a pink ball, but that doesn’t mean they can accurately judge its velocity.

Speed…

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