Cricket Australia Chief Executive Officer, James Sutherland mulled about a fair possibility for the first ever day/night Ashes test match in the upcoming Ashes series in Australian summer 2016-17.
Recently, Australia announced the schedule of their summer and it is likely to feature a day/night test match against Pakistan at Gabba, Birsbane.
Adelaide Oval or Gabba can be the venues to host the historical Ashes test played with a pink ball. Adelaide was the venue, where Blackcaps took on the mighty Aussies in the first ever day/night test match and it was a huge success as 123,000 people watched the live action from stands.
On the other hand, Gabba is likely to host the second test match of this nature from 15th to 19th December.
James Sutherland, the CEO of Cricket Australia talked to cricket.com.au and said, “I think it’s a distinct possibility,”
He went on to say, “I think over the course of the next 12 months or so we’ll see day/night Test cricket being played in other countries other than Australia.”
“I’m really confident that other member boards are very keen to do that.
“As we’ve talked about, there’s going be more (day-night) Test cricket played into future and it will be a part of regular series.”
“And it may well be that there is a day-night Test match in the Ashes series in 2017-18.”