India unlikely to play day-night Test in Adelaide

India unlikely to play day-night Test in Adelaide

India will begin its Australia tour with a three-match T20 series from November 21 to 25, before competing in the four Tests.

"On the back of last years' ground-breaking gender equitable MOU which the players fought for, it is right that our female team continues to get the exposure they deserve", he said.

"It is our preference that we play India in a day-night Test match in Adelaide, but we are still working through this detail and hope to have an answer on this in the coming weeks", said CA CEO James Sutherland, While releasing Australia's global playing schedule on Monday.

CA boss James Sutherland even said they were optimistic about hosting the twilight Test and that they would be engaging in talks with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) over the situation.

The schedule, released by Cricket Australia today, shows Adelaide Oval will host the first Test against India, but it is still unclear whether the match will be a day-night Test or a traditional daylight hours fixture.

Ireland and Afghanistan were awarded full-member status by the International Cricket Council last June, expanding the number of Test-playing nations from 10 to 12. They don't want to jeopardise their chances, as they are not "accustomed to" playing pink-ball cricket.

India has not played a Test under lights though there is speculation that it might play a D/N Test against West Indies later in the year. "So a question of playing a day-night Test match in Adelaide just doesn't arise", Indian Express quoted a member of Committee of Administrators (COA).

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However, Australian men's global summer will start at Perth Stadium with an ODI between Australia and South Africa on November 4.

Instead the Gabba will host the first of two Tests against Sri Lanka, a day-nighter from January 24 which runs over the Australia Day long weekend.

"This broadcast package is set to break Irish sporting records, as we anticipate that the T20I series against India alone will be the biggest worldwide TV audience of any event - sporting or otherwise - ever staged in Ireland", he said.

Tests in Perth (December 14-18), Melbourne (December 26-30) and Sydney (January 3-7) follow, before three one-day internationals against India in January.

- Metricon Stadium on Gold Coast to host worldwide cricket.

" Overall, there are more worldwide matches being played across more locations around the country than in previous years, and we believe this program has something for all cricket fans".

After Adelaide, the Test series will move on to Perth, and then the two teams will square off with each other in the Boxing Day Test at MCG before ending the Test series with a New Year Test match in Sydney.

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