York­shire can’t wait for the twi­light zone

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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

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