Proteas likely to refuse day-night Test

Australia

The proposed day-night Test between Australia and South Africa in Adelaide later this year is unlikely to go ahead in that format, with the Proteas not keen on playing under lights with the pink ball.

While the Aussies have extensive experience with the pink Kookaburra, even playing the first ever Day-Night Test against New Zealand, the Proteas have no such experience and are unwilling to experiment in a Test.

The Proteas' players' association president Tony Irish told News Limited: "Our players are not in favour of playing the game under those conditions.

"The main reason is we feel disadvantaged. Not one of our players who will compete in that Test has played Test match cricket or any cricket with a pink ball."

Cricket Australia, meanwhile, say that nothing has been finalised, and that they're still putting together their home summer schedule, and would not comment on the Proteas' stance.

They said: "Piecing the summer schedule together is a complex task, that involves many working drafts, and is still very much a work in progress, including discussions with visiting cricket boards.

"We won't be drawn on commenting on speculation at this point in time."

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