Suburban area of Central Birmingham, Edgbaston will provide England to play its first day-night test at home against host west Indies from August 17 to 21 next year.
The move to play Test with a pink ball under flood lights aimed at boosting ticket sales and fuel interest has been confirmed by England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).
Welcoming the dawn of ‘night Tests’ in Edgbaston Warwickshire’s chief executive Neil Snowball called bringing day-night Test cricket to England innovative and very exciting development for the game. We are thrilled that Edgbaston will be the first venue to host a match played in this format, he added.
Thus far, the only Test played under lights with a pink ball was played between Australia and New Zealand at Adelaide last November. The second will be played in UAE between Pakistan and West Indies this month.