‘Pink balls ready for day-night Tests’
Pink-coloured cricket balls are ready to be used if the inaugural day-night Test match goes ahead in Australia in November, manufacturer Kookaburra said on <g data-gr-id="14">Tuesday .</g>
Cricket Australia (CA) is hoping to stage the first day-night Test against New Zealand later this year, with Adelaide, Brisbane and Hobart among the possible venues. “The Kookaburra turf pink ball has been extensively tested over the past five years by the MCC, ECB, CA, and I believe the ball is ready for an international Test match,” Kookaburra managing director Brett Elliot was quoted.
He added, “We have also supplied a number of other ICC members like CSA (Cricket South Africa) and
WICB (West Indies), and have been equally happy with its performances at domestic level.” Batsmen and bowlers have expressed concerns about the visibility of the ball during the dusk period., particularly when it began to scuff up.