Friday, February 5, 2016

Plans to install floodlights at the University Oval are being put on hold.

The Otago Cricket Association is shelving the idea, due to rising costs.

It was promised $1m by the Dunedin City Council for the project.

But the association can't afford its share of expenses, which are skyrocketing.

Floodlights would allow international day-night tests to be played in Dunedin.

For that to happen, the Oval embankment needs to be expanded to accommodate a larger crowd.

Now the association's focusing on that upgrade before considering the installation of lights.

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