CSA to play trial cricket matches under lights

Jacques Faul says that the trial match is a result of Cricket South Africa’s commitment to the International Cricket Council to test the feasibility of day/night matches under South African conditions Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

Johannesburg: Aug 21, 2012

Cricket South Africa (CSA) is set to break historic ground when it will hold the first day/night first-class match at Senwes Park between North West Dragons and Chevorlet Knights in a pre-season friendly in south Africa. However, the match will not be recognised.

“This trial match is a result of our commitment to the International Cricket Council (ICC) to test the feasibility of first-class day/night cricket under South African climatic conditions,” Jacques Faul, acting Chief Executive Officer of CSA was quoted s saying by Cricket South Africa’s official website.

“The match referee, in consultation with his team of match officials, the coaches and the captains, will then compile an extensive, detailed report on the match and submit it to CSA. It will then be forwarded on receipt to the ICC with the feedback,” he added.

The match will take place from September 3 to September 6 and pink balls will be used during the match.

This new initiative of the two 30-minute intervals will be utilised in this match with the remainder of the playing conditions as per last season being applicable to this format.