Need to Factor in Lot of Things Before D/N Test: New Zealand Cricket Official

While BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur has announced that India are set to make their \'Pink Ball\' debut against the Kiwis.

Published: 22nd April 2016 01:29 PM  |   Last Updated: 22nd April 2016 01:29 PM   |  A+A-


WELLINGTON: New Zealand Cricket's Head of Operations Lindsay Crocker said that there are a lot of modalities that needs to be taken care of before the much-awaited Day/Night Test match against India becomes a reality.

While BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur has announced that India are set to make their 'Pink Ball' debut against the Kiwis during their home series later this year, the New Zealand board still wants to know more about it.

"India are quite definitive, which is quite exciting because they seem quite committed to the idea. We hadn't considered that would be an option, so there is a bit of water to go under the bridge from our side. It is certainly very exciting for us to potentially be involved in the first Asian day-night [Test]," Crocker told today.

"The first I heard of it was the news that broke overnight, but (NZC chief executive) David [White] maybe a little closer to it because he is in Dubai at the [ICC] chief executive's conference."

"Alphabetically, India traditionally sit next to New Zealand at these conferences so David would have no doubt talked to his Indian equivalent about the concept, but it would have been relatively fresh news to him as well because it certainly wasn't a discussion we were having when David left a couple of days ago."

According to ESPN Cricinfo:"Among the factors to be considered before a confirmation from the NZC were the stadium to be chosen for the match, its floodlights, the playing conditions, and practice opportunities available to the New Zealand players before the match."

White was expected to return during the weekend from Dubai and Crocker said discussions about the match could progress "fairly quickly". 

Stay up to date on all the latest Cricket news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp