Yorkshire to install floodlights at Headingley

"It will also enable us to promote Day/Night fixtures, which will become an integral part of of our limited overs schedule in the various domestic competitions"

“It will also enable us to promote Day/Night fixtures, which will become an integral part of of our limited overs schedule in the various domestic competitions”

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Yorkshire Cricket Club have been given the green light to install floodlights at Headingley and it is likely to be completed by 2015.

The county club attained the permission to build floodlights at the stadium during a council meeting.

With the project set to cost approximately £1.8 million, Yorkshire chief executive Mark Arthur revealed that the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) would be giving them a £70,000 grant.

“We want to create a stadium that is amongst finest in the world and enable Yorkshire to continue to stage major international fixtures over the long-term,” Arthur said. “To be granted planning permission for the installation of permanent floodlights is a major step forward for the club.

“It will also enable us to promote Day/Night fixtures, which will become an integral part of of our limited overs schedule in the various domestic competitions.”

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