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Pretty in pink: the new ball game for test cricket

02 July 2014

A traditional cricket ball on a field

New Zealand Cricket (NZC) and Cricket Australia (CA) all but confirmed that day-night test cricket would become a reality. Six-ball overs, covered pitches, and helmets will soon be joined by pink balls and 2 pm starts. The challenge of manufacturing a sufficiently robust pink ball has delayed the start of day-night test cricket but it is predicted to be ready soon.

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