Aussies Confirms Format After India Rejects Day-Night Test

Indian Test Team in action

Indian Test Team in action

Speaking to reporters a CA spokesperson said, "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".

The Adelaide Test between Australia and India this summer will not be a day-night affair, with the BCCI refusing to contest the match under lights.

He further stated, "We have been saying this all along that we are experimenting with pink ball cricket in the Duleep Trophy (India's domestic competition) and that's it for now".

Speaking to the media, Sutherland said that India's reluctance to play the pink ball Test was boils down to their urge to win the series.

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

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Day - night Test cricket is more television-friendly format.

India will not play any Day/Night match during its tour of Australia later this year.

"It will be Australia's first home Test of the season - against the world No.1 ranked Test side India - and there will be enormous interest both here and overseas".

But before India can worry about the Australia test, they still have a one-off Test against Afghanistan.

The COA's decision is based on the feedback came from players after chief coach Ravi Shastri apprised Vinod Rai that players would take at least 18 months to get acclimatised to the new version of Test.

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His statement is related to Australian team's record at home where it has won all the Day/Night Tests till date.

After Adelaide, Australia host India in traditional day Tests in Perth, Melbourne and Sydney.

Australia have long championed the day-night Test concept and at a time when it is proving profitable and other nations are slowly joining the party, the BCCI have put the clamps on.

Australia will now instead play a day-night Test match against Sri Lanka in Brisbane when the two-sides head into a two-match Test series, beginning at the Gabba from January 24.

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