England will be unlikely to stage a day-night Ashes Test match when Australia tour in 2019, England and Wales Cricket Board chief executive Tom Harrison said on Wednesday. Harrison said England did not need a pink-ball Test in their home Ashes schedule, although Australia has already staged four day-night Tests in recent years. The two countries played the first day-night Test against each other in the second match of the current series at Adelaide Oval earlier this month.
A further two day-night Tests -- against India and Sri Lanka -- are likely to be staged in the 2018-2019 season.
"It's to be decided, but it's unlikely, to be honest," Harrison told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation during the fourth Ashes Test in Melbourne.
"I think we've got a format that works brilliantly well for us in Ashes cricket in the UK.
"Right time, right place, right conditions are the rules for day-night Test cricket. I think we'll wait and see, but it's unlikely I would say."
Cricket Australia counterpart James Sutherland said he was comfortable with the ECB's decision, if it materialised.
"We're obviously great advocates of it, we've seen the success of it here but Tom knows his conditions better," Sutherland said.
(With inputs from AFP)
- England will be unlikely to stage a day-night Ashes Test match
- Tom Harrison said England did not need a pink-ball Test
- James Sutherland said he was comfortable with the ECB's decision
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