CRICKET: Australia to stage floodlight Test matches played with a pink ball
Day-night Test matches could be played in Australia in two years' time.
Cricket Australia has announced plans to stage a round of floodlit first-class Sheffield Shield matches, using a pink ball, this season.
South Australia, Queensland and Victoria will host the trial games.
If they are successful, a floodlit Test could be played as soon as 2015-16.
Cricket Australia spokesman James Sutherland says the matches are the first serious effort to make day-night Test cricket a reality.
The commercial success of Twenty20 cricket, typically played during the evening, has led some to question whether the five-day game needs to adapt.
Sutherland thinks cricket cannot afford to have its prime events played while most supporters are at work.
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