ISLAMABAD, July 25 (Online Int’l): Ireland raised the issue after their fielders struggled to pick up the white ball against the backdrop of empty cream-coloured seats in an intra-squad practice match.
Ahead of the three-match ODI series against England, Ireland have raised an issue about the visibility of ball after their fielders struggled to pick up the white ball against the backdrop of empty cream-coloured seats in an intra-squad practice match. “The thing that’s a little bit of a concern is the background. The seating is either cream or white, and you’ve got a white ball and an empty stadium, so that background for fielders might be a challenge”, ESPNcricinfo quoted Ireland’s head coach Graham Ford as saying.
All three games in the series will be played at the Ageas Bowl, where Ireland and England have been staying since last week. While empty stands did not cause major issues for fielders in England’s Test against West Indies at the ground earlier this month, Ireland’s players found it difficult to see the white ball against the light seats.
Ireland’s captain Andy Balbirnie said that he hoped extra sessions will prepare his fielders for the challenge.
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