Australia reluctant to play two Twilight Tests in a year

Johannesburg : A day after Australian skipper Steve Smith expressed his delight to play the day-night Test, the Player’s Association of the country has raised its concerns about playing back-to-back twilight matches.

According to the initial schedule, the third Test of the three-match series between Australia and South Africa in Adelaide is intended to be the pink ball game in contrast to the series-opener against Pakistan in Brisbane in December.

Reflecting on the same, Australian Cricketers’ Association chief executive Alistair Nicholson said that players still remain concerned about the pink ball match and, therefore, they would prefer to play only one match this season, Sport24 reported.

Earlier, South African players had shown their reluctance to the idea, with the Proteas Players’ Association saying that their players might face disadvantage on account of having not played a day-night Test at any level.

Meanwhile, Pakistan are committed to play their first Twilight match. (ANI)