THE WICB has decided to re-introduce day-night matches with the use of pink ball in their domestic first-class competition – the Regional 4-Day Tournament – for the upcoming season.
The board had first carried out the experiment in 2009 to boost spectator interest that had been declining in the preceding years.
Six of the 30 first-class matches in the upcoming season will be day-night matches, the WICB said in a release.
“The purpose of the re-introduction of day-night matches is two-fold,” Roland Holder, WICB manager, Cricket Operations, said after the regional governing body released fixtures for the first half of the season on Thursday.
“First, it allows our elite players to familiarise themselves with the pink ball, and secondly, it allows for greater spectator attendance, as patrons can have a relaxing evening watching their favourite team.