Yorkshire can’t wait for the twilight zone
YORKSHIRE chief executive Mark Arthur is excited by the prospect of hosting a day-night game in next season’s County Championship.
Yorkshire have been asked by the ECB whether they would move a game, with England set to host the West Indies in a daynight Test at Edgbaston next summer.
That will be the first daynight Test match in this country and Arthur is looking forward to the prospect ofYorkshire hosting a match that goes into the evening.
He said:“Until the fixture programme is published, we don’t know when it will be or who the opposition is likely to be. But because we have got the best lights in the country for cricket purposes, then it’s likely that we would be one of the selected grounds to host such an event.
“Hopefully when the fixture list comes out, it’s something that all members and stakeholders will save a date for in their diary.
“Whether you’re a club cricketer or a member who works 9-5, you’ll be able to come along and watch two or three hours of Championship cricket after work and it will be very interesting to see what the uptake is on this initiative.”
There is going to have to be some day-night County Championship cricket in 2017, and we can’t wait! To finish work and still be able to get to a session of competitive cricket is what dreams are made of at TCP HQ. Australia already host day-night Sheffield Shield matches and we hope the Test match at Edgbaston next summer is not just a one-off