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07-Oct-2016 05:20:00 GMT
England v West Indies, 1st Test, Birmingham

England to Host Day-night Test at Edgbaston

London: The first day-night Test to be played in England will take place against West Indies at Edgbaston in August 2017.

Play will start at 14:00 BST on 17-21 August and continue until 21:00, with an additional 30 minutes possible at the end of each day's play.

Teams will wear traditional white clothing but use a pink Dukes ball.

Australia beat New Zealand in Adelaide in the inaugural day-night Test in November 2015, while Pakistan play West Indies in the same format next week.

West Indies' final warm-up game against Derbyshire on 11-13 August will also be played under floodlights with a pink ball.

England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) chief executive Tom Harrison said: "We are excited by the prospect of staging our first ever day-night Test match.

Next summer, England and Wales will also host the ICC Champions Trophy and the ICC Women's World Cup.


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