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Chris Rogers will not play pink ball cricket due to colour blindness

Chris Rogers made a remarkable comeback to Test cricket last year © Getty Images
Chris Rogers made a remarkable comeback to Test cricket last year © Getty Images

Jul 2, 2014

Chris Rogers, the Australian Test opener, has revealed that he won’t be playing Day-Night Tests. This is because the southpaw is colour blind and has had problems seeing the pink ball in the past. However, Rogers did say that he may retire by the time Day-Night Tests come along. It was announced early this week that in 2015, Australia and New Zealand may play the first ever Day-Night Tests. The pink ball has been tested in First-Class matches in Australia and it would be used for such Day-Night encounters.

Rogers was quoted by Fox Sports, “I have always known I am colour blind. It’s something you have to adapt to as you go along, but there’s no pink-ball cricket for me, that’s for sure. I would never play with a pink ball again. I played one game and didn’t see the ball at all so it was a bit pointless. Thankfully, I will be long gone before Day-Night cricket comes along.”

The 36-year-old Rogers made a spirited comeback during the Ashes 2013 in England after he had played a solitary Test in 2008. On comeback, Rogers showed grit and was retained for the Australia leg of the Ashes, which was won by Australia. Rogers is one of the success stories in Australian cricket over the last one year.

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