By Bhawna Rawat, Updated : Aug 18, 2020 13:29 IST
England Vs Pakistan Test Match: ‘bad light protocols should be reviewed’, says Joe Root!


  • Joe Root keen for ICC to review bad light protocols. 

  • England Vs Pakistan 2nd test match drawn, after rain ruins the play. 

  • Both the teams got 13 points each in ICC World Test Championship points table.   

Meanwhile England captain Joe Root, said changes must be made "somewhere, somehow" to help prevent future Tests being so disrupted by bad light. 

"I think it's hard to blame the umpires here," said Root, with the officials in the firing line after calling off play on Sunday. "I don't think I've ever seen a game be affected by bad light as much as this. I'm not exactly sure what the answers are to be honest. 

"But until those things change from the ICC, the umpires have to follow the rules in front of them and as players we have to do as we are told." 

Root insisted his side "don't want to be sat watching, we want to be involved in exciting Test cricket and make an impact on the world stage". He also added: "If you're facing someone really quick it can feel a bit more dangerous, in the field, square of the wicket is where you feel most vulnerable. 

"Similarly, the umpires might feel in danger if someone crunches a pull shot or hits one straight back at them. "They've also got to be able to see and make the right decisions on the field." 

The third & final test match between the two teams will be played from 21st August in Rose Bowl Southampton.   

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