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First day-night Test in 2018 expected between New Zealand and England

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New Zealand will host their first day-night Test when England tour the country in early 2018, pending final approval from both teams.

The twilight match will be played at Auckland’s Eden Park, which has not hosted a test since a game with India in 2014. No dates have been confirmed but the tour is likely to fall in a window during February-March.

“While we can’t confirm it yet, it’s something we’re extremely interested in and working towards,” New Zealand Cricket chief executive David White said in a media release on Friday.

New Zealand, who played the inaugural day-night Test against Australia last year in Adelaide, had hoped to play their first at home early next year against South Africa but the idea was abandoned due to logistical problems.

South Africa’s board are also mulling a pink ball Test with Australia in Adelaide later this year but the Proteas’ players have expressed their reticence.

 

Source: India Today

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