Day Night Tests

  • Players unconvinced by pink ball for daynight Tests July 1, 2014

    The Australian Cricketers' Association says the pink ball is not ready for daynight Tests and have cautioned administrators not to rush into the concept. Australia trialled night sessions using the pink ball during the domestic Sheffield Shield season and has mooted hosting a first daynight Test against New Zealand in November...
  • Australia, New Zealand set for daynight Test in 2015 June 30, 2014

    Australia and New Zealand have targeted playing a first Test match under lights in November, 2015, Cricket Australia (CA) said on Monday. CA, who have been discussing playing Tests under lights for at least five years, scheduled a number of firstclass matches in the domestic Sheffield Shield at night using pink...
  • Australia gear up for day-night Test cricket August 30, 2013

    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 on Friday that the ninth round of its Sheffield Shield competition will all be day-night matches and played with pink balls. The matches are...
  • Sri Lanka turn down Pakistan request for day night Test August 16, 2013

    Colombo: Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on Friday turned down a request from Pakistan Board to play a day-night Test during the upcoming series in the United Arab Emirates. SLC executive committee issued a statement, saying the national team management was of the opinion that a day-night Test was difficult since the...
  • Pakistan keen to play day-night Test against SL August 15, 2013

    Karachi: Pakistan is keen to become the first Test playing nation to play a day and night Test match when they host Sri Lanka for a full series later this year in the United Arab Emirates. Pakistan has proposed to Sri Lanka Cricket to play one of the three Tests in...
  • Day/night Tests is a progressive idea: PCB November 8, 2012

    Lahore: Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Zaka Ashraf believes that the proposal to have day-night Tests is a progressive one and has promised to back the idea to the hilt. "Provided there are no technical problems in it for players and spectators we would not be averse to playing a day and...
  • Rodney Marsh dismisses day/night Test concerns November 7, 2012

    London: Australia great Rodney Marsh has said that concerns over ball colour should not stop the staging of day/night Tests, given it is more than 30 years since he played in floodlit "Supertests" during World Series Cricket. Last month the sport's global governing body, the International Cricket Council ( ICC),...
  • PCB backs ICC's plan of day-night Tests November 2, 2012

    Karachi: Pakistani cricket authorities have given their support to the idea of hosting day-night Tests, saying they would increase the "product value" of the matches. The International Cricket Council (ICC) last month permitted the day-night Tests, leaving it up to the boards of the two countries involved to decide on the...
  • PCB welcomes day-night Test matches November 2, 2012

    Islamabad: Pakistan's cricket board says day-night Test matches could increase television revenue by being broadcast live during prime time. After Cricket Australia, the PCB is the second full member of the International Cricket Council to back the prospect of day-night test matches. The ICC announced on Monday that Test-playing nations can now...
  • South Africa carry out pink ball trial September 5, 2012

    Johannesburg: South Africa became the third ICC member to test pink balls in four-day day/night games, analysing issues such as rapid ball deterioration and likely bowler advantage during the trial game. The experiment in Potchefstroom involved North West Dragons hosting Chevrolet Knights in a game that had no first class status,...
  • ICC doesn't see day/night Tests anytime soon March 31, 2010

    London: There is a long way to go before day-night Test cricket becomes a reality as there is still no viable alternative to the red colour ball, said Dave Richardson, International Cricket Council's general manager of cricket. "The Marylebone Cricket Club has been great in initiating trials around the world, but...