India decline Adelaide Test day-nighter

"We would love, down the track, to host India in a day-night Test match at Adelaide Oval", he said.

India star Virat Kohli hit two centuries in the 2014 Test in Adelaide.

Fox Sports and Seven would have been hoping the ratings bump associated with day-night Test cricket would assist in a smooth transition to the joint broadcasters.

Australia play four Tests against India this upcoming summer, as well as three Twenty20 internationals and three one-dayers.

So, keeping the past record in mind, BCCI have decided that India will not play day-night Test and stick to the conventional form of Test cricket.

CA wanted the opening Test at Adelaide from December 6-10 to be a pink ball Test match.

BCCI administrator Vinod Rai earlier said, "Yes, it´s pretty clear that we are not playing a day-night Test in Australia, no doubt about it".

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However, India does not agree to the idea of playing a pink ball match.

India are one of only two current Test-playing nations to have avoided playing pink-ball cricket at the worldwide level, with Bangladesh the other.

India have experimented with the pink ball in the domestic circuit but are sceptical about playing their first global day-night test overseas in such a high-profile series.

"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. South Africa was initially reluctant to play their day-night match in 2016 sighting an extra advantage for the home team.

Nine was heavily involved in the World Series Cricket saga at the behest of then boss Kerry Packer and is widely credited with playing a major role in shaping coverage of the game as it is known today.

In contrast, Australia have played four pink-ball Tests and won all of them, including the historic first game against New Zealand in Adelaide in 2015.

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


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