Sri Lanka turns down request from Pakistan to play day - night Tests in UAE.

Saturday, 17 August 2013 - 8:00

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Sri Lanka yesterday, turned down a request from Pakistan to play day-night Tests in the upcoming series in the UAE, where both countries have loyal fans.

 

Sri Lanka Cricket said it decided against playing day-night Tests "since the national team players have not practised under lights and with the new pink ball".

 

The challenge facing such Tests has been to find a ball that is clearly visible in both sunshine and floodlights, and the Pakistan Cricket Board said it had sent the Sri Lankan board a dozen balls of pink and orange colour for them to examine.