New Zealand gain approval to host first day-night Test

Eden Park is set to host the first day-night Test in New Zealand, after the Auckland Council approved New Zealand Cricket’s request to host England under lights in March 2018.

The match had been tentatively scheduled as a day-night fixture before the approval.

“This a very important outcome for Test cricket lovers in New Zealand – simply because it allows us the opportunity to play the game at a time when more people can engage with it,” said New Zealand Cricket COO Anthony Crummy. “We’re sure it will be a very successful event, and that English and New Zealand fans alike will make the most of the opportunity.”

New Zealand had featured in the first ever day-night Test against Australia in Adelaide in November 2015. Since then, five Tests have been played under lights. Australia have hosted three of those.┬áThe Eden Park Test will be the eighth day-night Test overall, following Adelaide’s Ashes fixture later this year.

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