Woakes eager to face West Indies in day-night Test

“To play the first day-night Test match, on my home ground, would be great”

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England all-rounder Chris Woakes has expressed his desire to regain his spot in the national team ahead of the first Test against the West Indies, which will be the first day-night Test to be held in England.

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McCullum to miss pink-ball preparations

McCullum will be a witness in the Cairns perjury trial

McCullum will be a witness in the Cairns perjury trial

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New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum will skip his side’s pink-ball preparations ahead of the Test tour of Australia, during which the first-ever day-night Test match will be played, since he will be a witness in the Chris Cairns perjury trial.

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Rogers refuses to play in Victoria’s day-night Sheffield Shield match

"there are still a lot of unknowns and doubts about it from my perspective, so I've decided to sit this one out"

“There are still a lot of unknowns and doubts about it from my perspective, so I’ve decided to sit this one out”

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Australia opening batsman Chris Rogers has refused to play in Victoria’s day-night Sheffield Shield match against Tasmania due to fatigue and his discomfort with using a pink ball.

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First day-night Test match set to played next year

"There are no real obvious reasons why we shouldn't be continuing to progress with our intent around a day-night Test match"

“There are no real obvious reasons why we shouldn’t be continuing to progress with our intent around a day-night Test match”

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Australia and New Zealand are highly likely to play the first day-night Test match next year as talks between both country’s cricket boards continued.

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We still remain committed to playing day-night Test cricket, says Sean Cary

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Lynn revealed that he found it hard to see the pink ball

Cricket Australia’s general manager of cricket operations Sean Cary has announced that the board is still committed to playing day-night cricket, despite complaints from domestic players about it being hard to see the pink ball.

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Cricket Australia to trial day-night Sheffield Shield matches

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“There is a lot of work to be done and nothing is guaranteed but this summer’s trials are our first serious effort to make day-night Test cricket a reality”

Cricket Australia have announced plans to trial day-night first-class matches during the upcoming Sheffield Shield season with hopes of playing an actual Test match under floodlights.

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