Cricket Australia (CA) has confirmed that the Adelaide Test against India will be a day game. The statement came when visitors declined to play their maiden pink ball Test against Australia owing to the series Down Under.
Meanwhile, Australian board hoped that India will agree for the pink-ball game, but it fell on deaf ears. However, now it will be a day game at Adelaide from December 6-10.
The Aussies have a good record in the pink-ball Test over the past three summers. They have defeated England, South Africa, New Zealand, Pakistan in the four matches so far.
Cricket Australia in a statement said the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) admitted that they are not ready to play the proposed day-night Test.
“We can confirm that we have received advice from the Board of Control for Cricket in India that it is not ready to participate in a proposed Day-Night test in Adelaide this summer,” CA said in a statement.
“As a result, we can now confirm the test match will be a day format,” the statement added.
While most of the nations have competed in the new format, India remains a standout.
However, playing the first pink-ball Test in the series opener which has been a tough introduction for Virat Kohli & Co.
The home side will host India in traditional Test matches in Perth, Melbourne, and Sydney respectively.
Pertinently, earlier BCCI and Committee of Administrators (CoA) were not on the same page when talks were on regarding the day-night game against Windies at home.
The Supreme Court-appointed committee in the recent past also stated they players should be taken into confidence.