Pink cricket balls may be visually challenging at sunset

Adie, Joshua M. and Arnold, Derek H. (2017) Pink cricket balls may be visually challenging at sunset. i-Perception, 8 1: . doi:10.1177/2041669516687049

Author Adie, Joshua M.
Arnold, Derek H.
Title Pink cricket balls may be visually challenging at sunset
Journal name i-Perception   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 2041-6695
Publication date 2017-02-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/2041669516687049
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Volume 8
Issue 1
Total pages 7
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Sage Publications
Language eng
Abstract Cricket is one of the world's most popular sports, followed by hundreds of millions of people. It can be dangerous, played with a hard ball flying at great velocities, and accidents have occasionally been fatal. Traditionally, cricket has been played during the day, using a dark red ball. Since the late 1970s, a shorter form of one-day cricket has been played both during the day and at night under floodlights. To overcome visibility issues, one-day cricket uses a white ball, and players wear coloured clothing. There is now a desire to play a traditional form of cricket during the day and at night, using a 'pink' ball while players wear white clothing. Concerns regarding visibility, and player and umpire safety, have been raised in this context. Here, we report that these concerns have a sound basis.
Keyword Colour contrast
Luminance contrast
Speed perception
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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