The Daily Star – Bangladesh – Cricket Australia had pencilled in the December 6-10 Test in Adelaide as a pink-ball match but India baulked at playing under floodlights.

Summary

  • Cricket Australia had pencilled in the December 6-10 Test in Adelaide as a pink-ball match but India baulked at playing under floodlights.
  • “We can confirm that we have received advice from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) that it is not prepared to participate in a proposed day-night Test in Adelaide this summer,” CA chief James Sutherland said in a statement.
  • CA believes day-night Test cricket is a more television-friendly format and perhaps the only way to save the five-day version of the game following the rise of the quickfire Twenty20 format.
  • But India, who are the world’s top-ranked team, said they didn’t want to play their first day-night Test during such a high-profile series.
  • Sutherland said Australia would still play a day-night Test against Sri Lanka in Brisbane in January.


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