15 December 2015
Day/Night Shield Round For Gabba
The Gabba will have an unexpected chance to showcase its credentials for a future Day/Night Test match following the announcement today by Cricket Australia that an additional round of Sheffield Shield games will be played under lights this season. The day/night round will be held when the first-class competition recommences in early 2016 after the KFC Big Bash League. The day-night round will fall in Round 7 starting Sunday 14 February 2016 and feature matches at the Gabba, Adelaide Oval and the WACA Ground. The my FootDR Bulls will take on the Tasmanian Tigers in the round, which will be the first day/night Shield round held at the Gabba since 2013-14. CA’s Head of Cricket Operations Sean Cary said: “The public’s response to the first day-night Test was overwhelmingly positive and we’ve now had some time to evaluate feedback from everyone involved in the match. “As we look ahead to future international seasons and the prospect of playing more Test cricket under lights, we want to give our players more opportunities to play with the pink ball. “These matches will be used as part of our work to keep refining the ball in close consultation with Kookaburra,” Cary said.