Walsh bats for pink ball Tests


December 03, 2015
WICB Media photo Courtney Walsh (left) and Sir Curtly Ambrose during a West Indies training session at the Allan Border Field in Brisbane last Saturday.

BRISBANE, Australia, CMC:

West Indies legend Courtney Walsh believes the pink ball is the future of Test cricket and could work wonders in the Caribbean.

The Jamaica icon is with the West Indies team as 'selector on tour' for the upcoming three-Test series starting here next week, and caught a glimpse of the first Test under lights between Australia and New Zealand at the Adelaide Oval last week.

"I was very impressed with the Test under lights. It looked like a

wonderful occasion," said Walsh, who grabbed a West Indies record 519 wickets in 132 Tests.

"I would love to see that happen in the West Indies. For us, because of the work and the economy, we might get more support to come and watch cricket at night. I'd love to see them give it a try."

played under lights

None of the Windies upcoming Tests against the Aussies for the Frank Worrell Trophy will be played under lights, however, the opening game is set for the Blundstone Arena in Hobart, while the second Test is scheduled for the MCG in Melbourne, and will see West Indies playing their first Boxing Day Test in over a decade.

Sydney's famous Sydney Cricket Ground will host the third and final Test in the new year.

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