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New Zealand Cricket Pushing Ahead With Day-Night Match Plans

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 31 / 16

New Zealand Cricket appears to be "pushing ahead with plans to trial day-night first class matches" as it builds toward hosting its inaugural pink ball home test against England in '18, according to Greg Stutchbury of REUTERS. NZC released its '16-17 domestic fixture list on Tuesday and Wellington R...

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Two French Cities To Reap Euro Rewards

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Ecclestone Convinced Monza Has Future

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