Pink cricket ball experiment starts

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Melbourne, Feb.2 (ANI): Pink cricket balls were used in Futures League fixtures in Adelaide and Brisbane on Tuesday, with a white ball used in a second XI match in Melbourne.

The trials are aimed at finding a non-red ball suitable for Test matches at night.

However, Australian selector Jamie Cox, who is also South Australian cricket's director, said the pink balls had received lukewarm receptions at training.

"At some of our early net trials there was some suspicion," Cox said on Tuesday.

Victorian paceman Dirk Nannes said he couldn't see pink balls when batting against a bowling machine.

"All I know is in the nets when the pink cricket balls are used in the bowling machine, I can't see them," Nannes said in Melbourne.

"But it's just me and one other bloke in the (Victorian) squad who can't see them," he added.

Cox deemed the experiment worthwhile.

"It's a fair dinkum trial to see if these things can hold up, which could be good news if they can," he said. (ANI)

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