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Cricket news - Gabba pink-ball Test under scrutiny after BBL power outage

Traditionally Adelaide hosts the pink-ball Test but Gabba has been given the responsibility this time.

Australia was the host of the day-to-testing-everyone's summer of cricket for 2015. After this historic maiden Test between the Trans-Tasman rivals, Pakistan, England and South Africa also have a look at red-ball cricket under lights in Australia. However, this time, with India not playing a pink ball Test, the burden of proof is on Sri Lanka. The island nation will play their two Tests under lights at the Gabba.

With the Test starting in less than a week, questions will be raised, the on Gabba-the ability to host a-day-night-Test, after what happened in the Big Bash League match between Brisbane heat and Sydney Thunder on Thursday (17. January). The match was cancelled after a power outage caused one of the floodlight towers, black,.

The incident occurred after the Sydney Thunders' captain Shane Watson put down a massive target of 187 with his first BBL-hundred for the hosts, and his side picked the wickets of Chris Lynn and Brendon McCullum in the first three overs. Energex, the energy provider, does not attempt to restore the floodlights and they had 58 minutes to do so.

"Last night's game could not be completed due to an external power Problem outside the control of the Brisbane heat-and Cricket Australia," said Anthony Everard, Cricket Australia's Executive General Manager of Fan Engagement.

Cricket have decided Australia and Queensland Cricket, provide free tickets abandoned BBL-game-ticket-holder, which entitles you to participate in a day of the next week, the day-night Test between Australia and Sri Lanka. For 23 overs of the game have been completed, a refund was not applicable.

This is where it proves to be difficult, since the Problem examined, such as Gabba preps to host another day-night Test. "We are working now to examine with stadiums Queensland to why this happened, and to make sure, will add it without any further problems in the future games," Everard.

It is unlikely that a game at the MCG would have suffered a similar fate. Melbourne has its own electricity grid, as developed by a source familiar with the energy-system to - say, to Brisbane, in contrast, where the towers are to be powered from an external source.

Adelaide hosts three of the pink-ball Tests and the Gabba was given the responsibility this time. The match on Thursday (January 24) and Queensland Cricket have a lot of starts on the plate, in the main role.

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