Day-night Test against India not yet finalised, say New Zealand

first_imgNew Zealand Cricket says it is enthusiastic about playing a day-night Test in India later this year but several hurdles have to be jumped before the match can be confirmed.Board of Control for Cricket in India secretary Anurag Thakur said Thursday the itinerary for the New Zealand tour would include the first day-night Test to be played in India.NZC’s head of cricket operations Lindsay Crocker said New Zealand hadn’t considered that would be an option.”India are quite definitive, which is quite exciting because they seem quite committed to the idea. We hadn’t considered that would be an option, so there is a bit of water to go under the bridge from our side. It is certainly very exciting for us to potentially be involved in the first Asian day-night [Test],” Crocker said.Crocker said there would need to be more information about the venue and the quality of its lights, playing conditions and practice opportunities. He said there would also be discussions with New Zealand players and team management.last_img

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