Calcutta: Many delays and trials later, day-night Tests may soon be a reality with Australia and New Zealand set to play in a historic five-day game during November 2015.
Cricket Australia (CA) CEO James Sutherland and his New Zealand counterpart David White met in Melbourne last week during the International Cricket Council (ICC) annual conference to discuss the possibility of a day-night Test in 2015-16.
The two boards are planning to stage the match when New Zealand tour Australia next year with Hobart and Adelaide as possible venues for the inaugural match.
The ICC approved Test cricket under lights in 2012 with the member countries told to work together on the finer points and pink ball trials.
“We are serious about pushing ahead with the concept of day-night Test cricket,” Sutherland said in a statement.