Australia to host more day-night Tests following success at Adelaide

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Cricket Australia announced on Tuesday that they will schedule more day-night Test matches following the overwhelming success of the recent trial against New Zealand staged under lights in Adelaide.

A total attendance of 123,736 fans over three days at Adelaide Oval along with 3.19 million prime-time viewers watching free-to-air television coverage on Sunday’s final day confirmed the strong acceptance of the day-night Test played with a pink ball, CA chief executive James Sutherland said.

“At Cricket Australia we are about putting fans first so we are delighted that so many have embraced the day-night Test concept,” he said.

“We are constantly striving to give cricket fans what they want and as such, with the endorsement of visiting countries, we will seek to schedule more day-night Tests.

“The experience in Adelaide last weekend demonstrates the huge potential the day-night format has in revitalising Test cricket all over the world.”

Sutherland also spoke of plans to schedule day-night Tests when South Africa and Pakistan tour Australia late next year.

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