Adelaide's Day-Night Test Match This Summer Has Been Canned

Adelaide's Day-Night Test Match This Summer Has Been Canned

Adelaide's Day-Night Test Match This Summer Has Been Canned

India have refused to play a day-night test match in Adelaide during their tour of Australia later in the year, Cricket Australia has confirmed.

The ICC Playing Conditions state that a home nation can only host a day-night Test match "with the agreement of the Visiting Board".

This view perhaps reflects the BCCI's statement that India is not yet ready for pink-ball Test cricket.

This has been made clear by the Committee of Administrators (COA) despite Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary's insistence that they play the pink ball Test in Adelaide.

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A day after BCCI officially informed Cricket Australia that India will not be consenting to play any Day-Night Test against Australia during their tour Down Under at the end of this year, CA said that the first Test between the two teams in Adelaide starting from December 6 will not be a pink-ball affair.

It stops a run of three day-night Tests at the ground over the past three summers against New Zealand, South Africa and England.

The game scheduled to be played in December will now be held during normal daylight hours using a traditional red ball.

The Indian team management's contention is that a day-night game might work against their favour as they eye a historic series triumph in Australia.

Massive crowds and exciting matches had seen the day-night concept prove a victor with fans and television viewers in recent years. It was amid the tactics and patience of "long-form" cricket that players cut their teeth.

New Test skipper Tim Paine has been handed the captaincy for the one-day worldwide leg of Australia's tour of England next month. "We move to the Test Championship in July 2019, where the Ashes will be the first series of the new Test Championship".

According to Sutherland, Australia would still play a day-night Test against Sri Lanka in Brisbane in January 2019.

"We are, however, also positive that our Test match next summer will still be a big victor with SACA members and cricket fans".

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