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Cricket Australia confirms Adelaide Test will be a day affair after India's rejection

Cricket Australia has confirmed that the Adelaide Test against India will not be a day-night match after the BCCI rejected the proposal.

Reported by: AP , New Delhi [ Published on: May 08, 2018 12:08 IST ]
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A representational image of a day-night Test match in Adelaide.

Cricket Australia has dropped plans to stage a day-night Test against India at Adelaide in December after the tourists rejected the pink ball format.

Australian officials say the Dec. 6-10 series-opener will be played in the traditional format after "we received advice from the Board of Control for Cricket in India that it is not prepared to participate in a proposed day-night Test in Adelaide this summer."

The four-match series will otherwise go ahead as proposed, with the subsequent Tests in Perth, Melbourne and Sydney. The Australians will then host a two-Test series against Sri Lanka, starting Jan. 24 with a day-night match in Brisbane followed by a Test debut for Manuka Oval in Canberra.

"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," Cricket Australia said in the statement.

The Australians have won all four day-night Test matches they've hosted, including the first ever against New Zealand in 2015 and last year's Ashes first against England.

The Test series will be preceded by a limited-overs international series and a Twenty20 international against South Africa in November.

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Group A

  • Teams Matches Wins Losses Points NRR
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