Australia hope for DN Test vs India

Australia hope for DN Test vs India

The Committee of Administrators (CoA) had previously shot down Chaudhary's idea of hosting this day-night Test against the Windies. Since November 2015, Adelaide has hosted one day-night Test every year.

While releasing Australia's worldwide schedule on Monday, CA chief executive officer James Sutherland said his Board is in discussions with the BCCI to convince India to play a Day-Night Test in Adelaide. As per a report in Indian Express, Indian players were asked about playing the Test with a pink ball which they categorically refused to.

Manuka Oval's maiden test match will be the final global match of the summer with Australia playing sixth-ranked Sri Lanka.

India will begin their Australia tour with a three-match T20I series from November 21 to 25, and then play four Tests in Adelaide (December 6-10), Perth (December 14-18), Melbourne (December 26-30) and Sydney (January 3-7).

Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland talks during a news conference at a hotel, in Sandton, South Africa March 27, 2018.

The CA, however, announced the home summer schedule without mentioning the start time of the Adelaide Test.

Cricket Australia were hoping to convince the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to play a day-night Test at Adelaide in India's tour of Australia later this year but the Indian players and team management have said that they are not ready yet to play pink ball cricket.

India and Bangladesh are the only two high-profile Test-playing nations to have not played a day-night Test yet. The Proteas lost by seven wickets.

CA released its full summer global schedule on Monday but could not confirm it would continue its recent tradition of pink-ball Tests in the clash at Adelaide Oval from December 6.

The move is being seen as a further slide down Australia's cricket stadium.

Brisbane will host first Test against Sri Lanka, a confirmed day-night game, from January 24 to 28, and the Manuka Oval in Canberra - also a first-time Test venue - the second Test from February 1 to 5.

"The Gabba was that once and I'm sure it will be again. there's nothing to say that in the future the first test of an Ashes series won't continue to be at the Gabba".

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