For the referees, the day/night test is like administering five consecutive ODI D/N: Taufel

CHENNAI: India will face Bangladesh in its first D/N test in the Eden Gardens November 22 and legendary Australian referee Simon Taufel He thinks it could be a positive step to revive the oldest format of the game. D/N Test presents an opportunity to help promote and advance test cricket. But I don't see it as the total answer because the quality of cricket has to be top notch for people to invest their time and see it. The 48-year-old man told TOI on Sunday.

Not only the players, Taufel feels that even the referees also need to prepare for a D/N Test. A Day/night test Basically it is managing five consecutive D-Ns of a day. You are starting the game too late and finishing it too late. Therefore, referees have to make adjustments to their morning routine, sleep patterns and make sure they get enough rest and are alert when necessary. That will be the first challenge. The other challenge will be to deal with the color of the ball and handle the breaks, Taufel said.

Although almost all strict decisions in recent times have been referred to the third referee these days, Taufel does not see that technology limits the role of referees in the field. I think it is possibly changing a bit, but I would always need referees in the field. But I would like to see the referees use the technology to support their decision and not to replace it. I think the responsibility of the referees in the field and how to conduct the matches will not change with the changes in technology, he said.

Another key development has been the appearance of female referees in India. A CK Nayudu Trophy In the confrontation between Manipur and Mizoram, two women referees, Vrinda Rathi and N Janani, officiate for the first time. Taufel feels that women referees must receive all the support they need before qualifying their performances. It doesn't matter if you are male or female, but you must be judged based on what you do in the field. I believe that in the short term, it is important to provide women referees with additional support and training. Female referees should receive an opportunity to officiate at the highest level if they are good enough, he said.

Taufel, who participated in 74 tests, 174 ODI and 34 T20, is currently in India to launch his book entitled 'Finding The Gaps'. The five-time referee of the year of the ICC believes that his book will help people discover their true potential. The purpose of my book 'Finding The Gaps' is to make use of some of the cricket techniques we have learned at the elite sports level and offer tips, tools and highlight common pitfalls that we often fall into and help people to reach your goal potential, said Taufel.