Cricket Australia in global quest for night Tests

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Melbourne, Feb.9 (ANI): Cricket Australia (CA) will go global with its quest for day-night Test cricket when it meets the International Cricket Council in Dubai today.

While preliminary trials have taken place in Australia, England and the West Indies, CA wants a coordinated approach to revolutionizing the most traditional form of the game, the Daily Telegraph reports.

CA's general manager of cricket operations, Michael Brown, has set up talks with his ICC counterpart Dave Richardson and the Marylebone Cricket Club, which has been experimenting with pink cricket balls in England.

"It's my strong view that as an international sport, the only way we're going to get this right is to make sure the peak body is controlling the scientific and practical management of the program, otherwise you're going to have different countries doing different things," Brown told The Australian yesterday.

"There's been good support for it so far, but we're all just really putting our foot in the water. Are we serious about it now? If we are, let's go and do it because it's costing us hundreds of thousands of dollars and a lot of goodwill from people who are eventually going to say, 'I'm sorry, you've got to start paying for this'," Brown added.

Brown claimed day-night Test cricket was not just a Cricket Australia project.

"We've been mucking around with it for a while and we got serious because we think there's a real opportunity for more people to see Test cricket later in the day," he said. (ANI)

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