Australia to include day-night Test matches in domestic competition

  • AP, Melbourne
  • Updated: Dec 15, 2015 11:34 IST
New Zealand's Tim Southee bowls as the sun sets during the first day of the third cricket test match against Australia at the Adelaide Oval on November 27, 2015. (Reuters Photo)

Cricket Australia has always been a major patron of the day-night Test matches and they are all set to include first-class matches under lights at three venues for the next domestic season.

Australia defeated New Zealand last month in the first ever Test match played under lights, and with a pink ball, at the Adelaide Oval.

Sheffield Shield matches at Adelaide, the Gabba in Brisbane and the WACA ground in Perth will be played under lights in the round starting Feb. 14 to continue refining the equipment.

Sean Cary, Cricket Australia’s head of cricket operations, says the response to the first day-night test “was overwhelmingly positive.”

“As we look ahead to future international seasons and the prospect of playing more test cricket under lights, we want to give our players more opportunities to play with the pink ball.”

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