Pink ball to be tested during Bushfire charity night match

Updated: 20 February 2009 13:28 IST

A pink ball will be used for Sunday's Twenty20 charity game at the SCG as Cricket Australia tries to figure out its suitability for night Tests.

Pink ball to be tested during Bushfire charity night match
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Melbourne:

A pink ball will be used for Sunday's Twenty20 charity game at the SCG as Cricket Australia tries to figure out its suitability for night Tests.

CA has been working overtime to bring out a ball that can last 90 overs and be seen under lights and thought it was the perfect occasion to test the ball during the celebrity game which would raise funds for the victims of Bushfire which had ravaged Victoria.

Former Australian skipper Steve Waugh, who is also a member of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) technical committee, will introduce the ball during the match.

Waugh is keen to get feedback from the likes of former Test stars Matthew Hayden, Mark Taylor, Michael Slater and Glenn McGrath who will also play in the game besides other celebrities from National Rugby League and boxing.

CA spokesman Peter Young said he was keen to see how the pink ball performed. He said a pale blue ball had also been discussed, given the traditional red ball could not be seen at night and the white one-day ball became too dirty.

NSW and Australian spinner Beau Casson tested the ball at the nets on Thursday against singer Shannon Noll and former Wallaby Matt Burke, who will both be in action on Sunday.

"It looks and feels similar to a one-day ball, and it did swing at first," Casson was quoted as saying by 'The Daily Telegraph'.

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