Tom Harrison
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The chances of experimenting with a day/night Test in the next Ashes series is highly unlikely, as per Tom Harrison, ECB Chief Executive.

In the ongoing Ashes series, a day/night Test was scheduled in Adelaide which was the second Test of the series.

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Mitchell Johnson, Mitchell Starc, Ashes 2017-18, Australia Vs England, Perth
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It was the third time in the history when Australia played a day/night Test while a second time for England, who made their pink ball Test debut against the Windies this year.

“It’s to be decided, but it’s unlikely, to be honest. I think we’ve got a format that works brilliantly well for us in Ashes cricket in the UK. Right time, right place, right conditions are the rules for day-night Test cricket, I think we’ll wait and see, but it’s unlikely I would say,” Harrison told ABC Radio.

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Mitchell Starc, Australia, Command, Adelaide, Australia Vs England, Ashes 2017-18
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The first-ever pink ball Test match was played between Australia and New Zealand in 2015. India is one of the major nations which is yet to play a pink ball Test, despite experimenting the pink ball in two editions of Duleep Trophy. It has been learnt that Cricket Australia had offered BCCI to play a pink ball Test next year when they play a Test series in Australia.

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An official decision will only be taken in a few days, depending on the view of the players. The chances of this event happening are though unlikely, as skipper Virat Kohli is yet to play with a pink ball. Until and unless he gives a green signal to play a Test with the pink ball, BCCI cannot schedule a day/night Test.

Presently, South Africa and Zimbabwe are playing a day/night Test in Port Elizabeth which is a historic one, as it is the first time when the pink ball has been put to the test in a four-day Test match. New Zealand and England are also scheduled to play a pink ball Test match next year.

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