Australia opener Rogers tested by pink ball trial
Melbourne, Australia: Australia test opener Chris Rogers was forced Friday to withdraw from a day-night first-class cricket match which will trial the use of a pink ball, because he is color blind.
Rogers' Victoria state and Tasmania were due to participate in the four-day Sheffield Shield match which will be used as a trial to determine whether the pink ball might be effectivein future day-night test matches.
The 37-year-old was withdrawn from Victoria's team on the day of the match because his color blindness makes it difficult for him to see the pink ball.
Cricket Australia moved quickly to assure Rogers his place in Australia lineup for the first test against India from Dec. 5 is not in jeopardy because of his color blindness.