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India squashes push for day-night Adelaide Test
Tuesday 08 May 2018

INDIA have declined to play a day-night Test in Australia on their tour this summer.


Cricket Australia (CA) says the first Test against India in Adelaide from December 6-10 will now be a day format after the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) rejected a pink-ball clash.

 

CA had hoped it would continue its recent tradition of day-night Tests in Adelaide by persuading India to agree to a five-day match under lights.

 

The Adelaide fixture had not been confirmed at the time Cricket Australia announced its 2018-19 summer schedule earlier this month, admitting negotiations with Indian officials remained ongoing.

 

CA confirmed on Tuesday that the Indian team had got its way.

“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,” a CA spokesperson said.

 

“Whilst we appreciate some Adelaide fans may be disappointed, we know how popular the Adelaide Test is and look forward to hosting India there in December.

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