India reject Australia day-night Test

India will not play day-night BCCI writes to Cricket Australia

No day-night Test in Australia: BCCI to Cricket Australia

There is a huge excitement among cricket fans around the world for the Test series between Australia and India.

Last week, Sutherland had told a radio station in Australia that India's reluctance to play the pink ball Test was primarily due to their urge to win the series.

The Adelaide test has become a showpiece event since it became a pink-ball contest, against New Zealand in 2015.

Cricket Australia had lobbied India to play a day-night Test at Adelaide Oval, which has hosted pink-ball cricket for the past three seasons.

However, the BCCI had baulked at playing the Adelaide test under lights, suggesting Australia would have an unfair advantage.

"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", said a CA spokesman. India and Bangladesh are the only Test-playing nations to have not played a day-night Test match.

In contrast, Sri Lanka happily agreed to play the Aussies in a day-night Test at the Gabba later in January.

The top-ranked team said that they didn´t want to play their first day-night Test during such a high-profile series.

India is one of only two current Test-playing nations to avoid playing pink ball cricket at the worldwide level, with Bangladesh being the other.

India and Bangladesh are the only two current Test-playing nations to have avoided playing pink-ball cricket at the worldwide level.

Vinod Rai went on to express his doubts about the pink ball itself being used in Duke and Kookaburra.

The Indian team management, headed by Ravi Shastri, said that the team will need at least 18 months to prepare for the Day/Night Test.

That the Adelaide event will be a day-only affair is a blow for new broadcast rights holders, Channel Seven and Fox Sports, for this will be the first test the networks cover. South Africa went on to lose the match by 7 wickets.

The moves comes after the BCCI made a determination that their side would benefit from more time before submitting to a pink ball Test and all the natural variations and differences inherent in the differing ball.

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