Cricket Australia affirms no day-night Test amongst India and Australia

Cricket Australia’s affirmation on the arrangement came a day after BCCI kept in touch with CA CEO James Sutherland dismissing the proposition to hold a pink-ball Test.

A day after BCCI authoritatively educated Cricket Australia that India won’t agree to play any Day-Night Test against Australia amid their visit Down Under toward the finish of this current year, CA said that the primary Test between the two groups in Adelaide beginning from December 6 won’t be a pink-ball issue.

Addressing columnists a CA representative stated, “We can affirm that we have gotten counsel from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) that it isn’t set up to take an interest in a proposed Day-Night Test in Adelaide this late spring.” The representative further added that the choice to not hold the Day-Night Test may hurt the fans, however Australia is as yet anticipating facilitating India there.

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“While we value some Adelaide fans might be disillusioned, we know how well known the Adelaide Test is and anticipate facilitating India there in December,” the representative said.

As per the present ICC Playing Conditions, a home side can just hold a Day-Night Test “with the understanding of the Visiting Board”. In any case, in an email kept in touch with CA CEO James Sutherland on Monday, BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary stated, “I am coordinated to state by the Committee of Administrators that India would start to play in the configuration just in about a year. The situation being what it is, I lament to state that the proposed D/N test can’t be played and all tests should have the ordinary structure.”

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With CA as of now facilitating Day-Night Tests against New Zealand, South Africa and England before, and winning every one of them three, the CA representative said that the nation will in any case keep on hosting no less than one pink-ball Test each home summer. “We are focused on facilitating no less than one Day-Night Test each home summer as a major aspect of our proceeded with center to develop Test cricket, and we are amped up for the Day-Night Test against Sri Lanka at the Gabba in January.”

India will visit Australia on a visit highlighting three T20Is, four Tests and three ODIs beginning from November 21 and consummation on January 18.

Updated: May 8, 2018 — 10:39 am

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