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CA confirms 5th Ashes test would be day-night contest


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Cricket Australia CEO Nick Hockley on Thursday confirmed that Ashes series will feature a day-night Tests for the first time.

Hockley's comments came as the fifth Ashes Test was moved out of Perth due to Covid-19 pandemic-related restrictions.

"We've had lots of interest. I won't go into specifics because we're going through all the details now, but as I said, we're working to come to a position as quickly as possible. Hopefully, there will be an announcement in the not-too-distant future," Hockley told SEN Test Cricket.

"We've tried to be fair to everyone, we've given everyone an opportunity, we'll be taking in a range of considerations, and ultimately it's my job to put a recommendation to the board. The plan is, wherever it's played, to be a day-night Test with a pink ball," he added.

Hockley expressed sadness over the decision on Perth not hosting the Ashes Test as Western Australia refused to relax its 14 days of quarantine rule.

"We're extremely disappointed and I have to say I'm just gutted. Throughout this pandemic, we've done everything we possibly can to play the schedule as planned, and unfortunately for the cricket fans of WA we weren't able to play in Perth," he added.

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