30 Mar 2009

Lord's set to host floodlit Test

5:38 am on 30 March 2009

The home of cricket Lords is poised to host a day-night Test match with players wearing coloured, one-day style outfits.

The The Sunday Telegraph says the England and Wales Cricket Board is pressing forward th plans to dispense with the usual all-white Test attire for a floodlit match against Bangladesh next year.

The plan has upset traditionalists with the retired umpire Dickie Bird saying tests should be played in white and during the day.

It's beeing considered because the red balls usually used for Test matches cannot be seen against a night sky, while trials with pink and orange balls have proved unsuccessful.

If a white ball is used, the cricketers' clothing must be another colour so it can be seen easily.

colour so it can be seen easily.