Day/night matches for Digicel 4-day regional cricket
ST JOHN'S, Antigua:
Half-dozen of the 30 matches in the upcoming the West Indies Cricket Board's Professional Cricket League Digicel SportsMax Regional 4-Day Tournament will be day/night contests played with pink cricket balls.
In keeping with the trend worldwide and to further pursue the experiment that it started six years ago, the WICB has scheduled the matches throughout the coming season which begins on November 11.
"We welcome the return of day/night matches with the pink ball in the Digical SportsMax R4Day," said WICB manager, Cricket Operations Roland Holder, as the regional governing body released fixtures for the first half of the season last Thursday.
"Each team has two matches - one home, one away - as gradually international boards begin to embrace this concept."
Four of the day/night matches, which will begin at 3 p.m. daily, have been scheduled before the Christmas/New Year's holiday break in the tournament. They include an opening round fixture between Trinidad & Tobago Red Force and Windward Islands Volcanoes at Queen's Park Oval in Trinidad.
Defending champions Guyana Jaguars will be part of the second day/night match, when they travel to St. Lucia to face the Volcanoes at the Darren Sammy National Cricket Ground in the third round from November 26 to 29.