Australia gears up for day-night Test cricket

The International Cricket Council last year decided to allow test-playing nations to play day and night tests if there was mutual agreement on the hours of play and type and color of the ball.

updated: August 30, 2013 08:53 IST
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Melbourne: Cricket Australia will trial day-night first-class matches this summer with plans to play a test in Australia under lights by 2015-16.

CA said in a statement Friday that the ninth round of its Sheffield Shield competition will all be day-night matches and played with pink balls. The matches are expected to be played in early March.

"There is a lot of work to be done and nothing is guaranteed, but this summer's trials are our first serious effort to make day-night test cricket a reality," CA chief executive James Sutherland said.

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