• Tuesday, May 17, 2022

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All test nations want day-night matches, says Australia

James Sutherland has backed day/night tests to be the future of the game

By: Eastern Eye Staff

The cricket boards of all major test-playing nations have thrown their support behind day-night matches and nearly half intend to host a game under lights in the next 12 months, according to Cricket Australia boss James Sutherland. Australia hosted the first day-night test against New Zealand in Adelaide last year and will play Pakistan in another match under lights in Brisbane in December. South Africa’s players have balked at an invitation to play Australia in a day-night match in November, however, citing concerns about the specially developed pink ball and their relative inexperience playing it. Sutherland, who met with South…

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