You are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience.

Pink-ball SCG Tests unlikely, says CA boss

AAP logoAAP 5/01/2017 Darren Walton

It's not only Sydney's uncooperative weather raining on Glenn McGrath's parade, with Cricket Australia ruling out any prospect of a pink-ball Test at the SCG next year.

The McGrath Foundation has big plans to mark the 10th anniversary of the Pink Test in 2017, but an historic day-night fixture at one of Australia's most iconic venues won't be part of the celebrations.

"This is the Pink Test not to be confused with the pink-ball Test," CA boss James Sutherland said after thanking some 100 pink-hat wearing police officers for donating their entire day's pay to the charity on Thursday.

"There's nothing on our radar that suggests we'll be changing this Test match from the traditional day setting.

"It's a very traditional holiday time of the year and that lends itself to Test cricket being played during the day.

"So at least for the foreseeable future it will be a day Test match and this will continue to be the Pink Test match."

McGrath earlier said he liked the concept of day-night Tests, which are already being played in Adelaide, and seeing one at his favourite ground would be special.

'"We've already got the pink ball in the day-night Test-match fixtures already. Whether the day-night Tests will come here some time, we'll have to wait and see," he said.

Sutherland also scuppered any hopes that Australian players could ever sport the tailor-made pink caps that police were wearing on Thursday to support the McGrath Foundation, which hopes to raise $390,000 for breast cancer support at this year's Test.

"Players are donating caps for auction purposes," Sutherland said.

The tradition of the green cap on the field - the Baggy Green - is somewhat sacred and I don't think that will probably change in the foreseeable future either."

image beaconimage beaconimage beacon