South Africa and Zimbabwe to four-day Test

South Africa will play a four-day test (day-night match) against Zimbabwe in Port Elizabeth with the pink ball. The Test, though, has to go ahead as a trial, David Richardson, the ICC chief executive, said.

The ICC also confirmed the teams are free to schedule four-day Tests on a trial basis till the 2019 World Cup. "Members will be able to schedule four-day games by bilateral agreement and a set of standardized playing conditions will now be finalized," the governing body said.

"To ensure we do not disappoint our loyal fans over the traditional Boxing Day period and to take advantage of our brand-new lights at St George's Park, we will host Zimbabwe in the first ever four-day day-night Test match to be played," CSA chief Haroon Lorgat said in a news release.


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