No day-night Test for Adelaide

08 May 2018 21:26:10 GMTPlus11

Next winter's Adelaide Test match between Australia and India will revert to a traditional day format after the visitors refused to play under floodlights.

Adelaide has established itself as the home to Australia's day-night Tests and a pink-ball contest was included in the 2017/18 Ashes.

But Cricket Australia have back-tracked on their proposed schedule to maintain its place in the calendar for 2018/19.

"We can confirm that we have 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. As a result, we can now confirm this Test match will be a day format," said a Cricket Australia spokesperson.

"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.
"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 in January."

Australia have won all three of their day-night Tests at Adelaide Oval - against New Zealand, South Africa and England in consecutive years - and also defeated India on their previous visit there in 2014/15.

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