ACA responds to day/night Test announcement

30 June, 2015
The Australian Cricketers' Association has responded to today's announcement by Cricket Australia that the inaugural day/night Test will be held in Adelaide from November 27 to December 1.

The announcement comes at the same time as a new program between Cricket Australia and New Zealand Cricket has been established.

Australia and New Zealand will play out six one-day Chappell-Hadlee Trophy series over the next four years. There will be 18 matches in all, with New Zealand hosting four of the six three-match series.

Responding to today's announcement, ACA Chief Executive Alistair Nicholson said:

"The formal announcement of a day/night Test this summer is supported by a new program agreement between CA and NZC, and this provides significant benefit to players and the game.

"The feedback from players in the Sheffield Shield trials to date have yielded a range of opinions but we've been pleased that their input has helped drive development in the quality of the pink balls and the match conditions generally. Our focus has been on player safety and ensuring an even contest between bat and ball, and the upcoming matches for those in the Australian squad who are yet to play under these conditions will also be important. There is an appetite for the concept and it's crucial that those playing in this format have a strong voice in how it develops."

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