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Wellington: Jul 7, 2014

The players’ union of New Zealand cricket team said that the ‘pink ball’ needs to be tested by the squad before a day-night Test can go ahead.

According to Stuff.co.nz, New Zealand Cricket (NZC) along with Cricket Australia (CA) last week announced intentions to try to stage a day-night Test in Australia in November 2015. A pink ball which has undergone trials in countries including Australia would be used.

But, just days after the announcement, the Australian Cricketers’ Association (ACA) said that the overwhelming majority of its players believed the ball wasn’t ready for the long format of the game. Cricket Australia had trialed a pink ball in its four-day Sheffield Shield competition and will again this November.

ACA chief executive Paul Marsh said that only 11 per cent of players rated the trial of the pink ball a success and many said the ball went soft very quickly, didn’t swing, didn’t seam and didn’t reverse swing.

New Zealand Cricket Players’ Association chief executive Heath Mills said there had been no trials in New Zealand and no chance for players to be surveyed about their opinions, which is necessary.

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