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India reject Australia day-night Test

Australia's Test against India in Adelaide will be played in the day format.

NEWS
News 08 May 2018, 06:34 IST
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India have rejected Australia's request to play a day-night Test in Adelaide later this year, it was confirmed on Tuesday.

Australia were hopeful of again hosting a pink-ball Test in South Australia, just as they have done in the past three years.

But the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is unwilling to play a day-nighter in Australia, with the opener of the four-Test series to be held as a day match.

"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 Cricket Australia spokesperson said.

"As a result, we can now confirm this Test match will be a day format.

"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.

"We are committed to hosting at least one day-night Test each home summer as part of our continued focus to grow Test cricket, and we are excited about the day-night Test against Sri Lanka at the Gabba in January."

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