Cricket hospitality news: ICC considering day-night Tests
Cricket enthusiasts hoping to grab tickets for Lords in time for this summer's programme of England internationals have learned that day-night Test matches could soon be a regular occurrence.
The sport's governing body, the International Cricket Council (ICC), gave the green light for first-class games in Pakistan to be played under floodlights with a coloured ball and will subsequently decide whether to extend the scheme.
"I don't see any problems with the behaviour of the ball or playing under lights. This match would help us in our proposal to see Test cricket under lights," ICC general manager of cricket affairs Dave Richardson told Reuters.
Pakistan Cricket Board director general of cricket and former national team captain Javed Miandad welcomed the move, but insisted it was a matter for the ICC to decided whether playing Test fixtures at night was viable.
England are currently playing a series of seven day-night matches in the 50-over form of the game in Australia, trailing 5-1 with one match left to play.
By Ted Walker