Ashes 2021-22: Cricket Australia confirms the fifth test will be a day-night one

Cricket Australia CEO Nick Hockley has confirmed that the fifth Ashes 2021-22 Test between England and Australia will be played under lights

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Cricket Australia CEO Nick Hockley has confirmed that the fifth Ashes 2021-22 Test between England and Australia will be played under lights. The fifth Ashes 2021-22 test between England and Australia has moved from Perth due to COVID-19 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.

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"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.

CA and Western Australian Cricket have worked closely with the Western Australia Government and Perth Stadium over several months. However, the shared goals of prioritizing the health and well-being of the WA community, while providing the best possible environment for the players, their families, match officials, staff, and broadcast partners. Discussions about a replacement venue for the fifth Test match are underway.

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In the ongoing 1st Test of the Ashes 2021-22, Australia has bowled out England for 147 runs in their 1st innings. However, Australia is still batting on 343-7 on Stumps, Day 2. The hosts have gained a good lead of 196 runs in the 1st innings.

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