Colour blind Yorkshire skipper Gary Ballance admits he may have to miss Tykes' pink-ball clash against Surrey

Yorkshire skipper Gary Ballance has admitted he may have to miss his side's pink-ball County Championship clash against Surrey this season - due to being colour blind.

The England batsman concedes he struggled to see the pink ball when he last player with it a couple of years ago, finding it difficult to differentiate between the ball and the pitch.

Ballance was named new Yorkshire skipper ahead of the new season having lost his place in the England Test side.

"It's not ideal," Ballance said. "The last time I played with it, I struggled to see it. That was about four, five or six years ago in second-team cricket. I'm going to have a few net sessions with it and if I can't see it, I can't see it. There's nothing I can do. If you can't see the ball, you can't play cricket."

"It's obviously the way the game's going as they try to attract more people, and it's been used around the world now, so it's what people want. I'd just rather they stick with red," opined the southpaw.

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