The Age – This series is likely to correspond with the Australian Open, which begins next year on January 14 – the week after the traditional new year’s slot for the Sydney Test.


  • As reported by Fairfax Media, the Board of Control for Cricket in India has yet to endorse day-night Test cricket, whether that be at home or abroad, leaving what Cricket Australia hopes will be the fourth year of the pink-ball Test in Adelaide in doubt.
  • CA also has the option of staging a day-night Test in Brisbane, as it did two years ago against Pakistan.
  • CA does not mind stretching the BBL into February after the resumption of the school year so it has a presence against the AFLW during what is traditionally one of the quieter periods on the Australian sports calendar.
  • The future tours program has Sri Lanka to play Australia in three one-day internationals after the Tests but the two national boards are still in discussions over the fixtures.
  • The new broadcast rights deal has raised concerns that one-day international cricket faces an even tougher task to remain in the hearts and minds of fans.

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