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Australia vs India 2018: BCCI Refusal To Day/Night Test Affects Ticket Sale For Adelaide Test

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Of late, it has become a tradition to play a Day/Night Test match at Adelaide. At least one game of the Test series in Australia was performed with a pink ball. However, it wasn’t the case in upcoming Australia vs. India 2018 series, as BCCI refused the proposal. Meanwhile, it caused a dip in the sale of tickets for the Adelaide Test.

BCCI, who never won a series in Australia felt that the Pink ball Test would be advantageous for Australians, as Indians haven’t got any experience with it. In addition to that, head coach Ravi Shastri and the skipper Virat Kohli also gave the cold shoulder to day-night Tests.

It affected the ticket sales – SACA chief Executive

Speaking of the same, the chief executive of the South Australian Cricket Association (SACA) told that the spectators restricted themselves to visit the stadiums, as it was the day Test.

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Further, he also added that there were quite a few other factors, which affected the sales. Bradshaw said that the holidays for the local trains on the weekend is also one of the major factors behind it.

“It has been an issue, it has affected ticket sales. One of the characteristics that we have noticed is that we are quite down in interstate sales given it’s a day Test, not a day-night Test. There is definitely a day-night factor, without a doubt. The fans have absolutely voted with their feet the last few years that we have had day-night Tests, we have been up for attendances,” Bradshaw said. 

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“We’re obviously very disappointed that the trains won’t be running on Saturday and Sunday. But there has been a lot of work that has been done in order to provide substitute bus services and we’re working very closely with the government to ensure that we can provide the best service that we possibly can. There will obviously be some fans that will be impacted in the outer areas,” Bradshaw added.

Hopefully, the government would help Cricket Australia in giving the transport for the spectators for the Adelaide Test. The first Test is scheduled to start on December 6th.


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