Auckland: Auckland's Eden Park looks set to host New Zealand's first day-night cricket test, against England in 2018.
Auckland and Christchurch's Hagley Oval were awarded the two tests against England as New Zealand Cricket confirmed its schedule for the next two seasons on Friday. It takes in four touring sides in each season and features 98 days of cricket.
NZC chief executive David White was confident resource-consent issues could be solved to allow the country's first day-night test.
South Africa will be the main opponent this summer and will play tests in Dunedin, Wellington and Hamilton in March to wrap up New Zealand's busiest home summer with 50 match days.
Australia visit in late January and early February for three Chappell-Hadlee Trophy one-day internationals which will be played in Auckland, Napier and Hamilton.
Eden Park last hosted a test against India in 2014, with its excellent floodlights and large capacity an obvious drawcard for the big ticket England tour.
Wellington's Basin Reserve, long considered the premier venue in New Zealand, was overlooked for an England test along with Seddon Park which was keen to host the country's first day-night test. Plans to stage a day-night test against South Africa this season have been shelved because of the resource-consent issues.
Meanwhile, NZC expects to receive in the next 48 hours the schedule for the Black Caps' tour of India later this year, with a day-night test likely to be included.
White said India would tour New Zealand over the 2019/20 season.
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