Windies in pink for Test
LONDON – West Indies will be part of history when they face England in the first-ever day/night Test to be played on English soil, during their tour there next year.
The England and Wales Cricket Board announced that Edgbaston in Birmingham will play host to the historic event from August 17-21, 2017, with teams using the much-talked about pink balls.
Players will wear traditional whites and play is expected to run from 2 pm until 9 pm, subject to ratification from cricket’s world governing body, the ICC.
“We’re excited by the prospect of staging our first ever day-night Test Match,” said ECB chief executive, Tom Harrison.
“It’s a great opportunity to attract more fans to the game and see how staging Test cricket in the afternoon and evening fits with working patterns and modern lifestyles, whilst maintaining the deep tradition of Test cricket. (CMC)
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