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MCC players front pink ball video

India batsman and MCC captain Virender Sehwag with a pink ball
India batsman and MCC captain Virender Sehwag with a pink ball

Virender Sehwag and his MCC teammates introduce Lord's TV viewers to the pink Kookaburra ball in a light-hearted fact-filled video.

Sehwag, who is captaining MCC in the Champion County clash against Durham in Abu Dhabi, is joined by Samit Patel, Ollie Rayner, Sam Robson, Monty Panesar and Andre Adams to give facts about the pink ball, which is being used in the fixture for the fifth year.

The match forms part of ongoing trials into day/night first-class cricket, with the view to playing floodlit Test matches in the near future.

Speaking about the use of pink balls for the match, MCC Head of Cricket John Stephenson said: "MCC has seen some very positive results from past day/night Champion County matches and has provided the game with invaluable insight into the possibilities of playing floodlit Test cricket.

"The recent trials of pink cricket balls in floodlit Sheffield Shield cricket in Australia have continued this trend and MCC believes this will soon translate into day/night Test cricket, which will help to re-invigorate the five day international game in countries where attendances are low."

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