"The BCCI’s decision was extremely disappointing.
"No matter what excuse the BCCI offers, its hard to accept that this decision was anything other than the board looking to increase
Chappell felt that games stakeholders talk about saving Test cricket but it has only amounted to mere lip service.
"Nowhere can I find even a hint of it being in the best interests of the game. In an age where T20 leagues are flooding the market, Test cricket needs nurturing from the officials if it is to survive this influx.
"Day-night Test cricket in centres where its viable is a must if the long form is to have a future in a market that is becoming ever more competitive and where the officials are constantly looking for ways to compress the game," Chappell senior opined.
He feels that the interest of the fans should be taken into account.
"Apart from the obvious advantage of the matches being played at a more appropriate time for fans to either attend or watch on television, Day-Night Tests also conjure up intriguing cricketing possibilities.
"Because of frequent dramatic changes in conditions, different strategies are likely to evolve for day-night Tests, particularly in relation to selection and batting orders. Day-night Tests also provide greater opportunities for bowlers and challenge a captains imagination - anything that achieves those two aims is good for cricket."...