New Zealand want day-night Test in 2017


New Zealand could host a day-night Test against South Africa in 2017, according to New Zealand Cricket (NZC) chief executive David White.

The Black Caps are determined to stage a pink ball match of their own following on from the success of the inaugural day-night Test between Australia and the Kiwis in Adelaide in November.

More than 120,000 fans flocked to Adelaide Oval for the historic match as Australia defeated their Trans-Tasman rivals by three wickets.

And with the International Cricket Council (ICC) already saying the format is "here to stay", South Africa are now being sounded out ahead of a potential pink ball clash, when the Proteas tour New Zealand in February next year.

"I think it's a distinct possibility," White told Newstalk ZB on Saturday.

"Obviously, South Africa would have to be keen as well but I think that it's very much a possibility.

"The big difference between New Zealand and Australia is that it will be a big challenge to do it before Christmas because of our weather," White said.

"But I think post-Christmas when it's a lot warmer at night, I think will be more attractive." 

White added: "I think if we're going to do it, the first one should be a very big game.

"Provided we get the conditions right and make it a huge, big extravaganza."