Australia are scheduled to take on India in Adelaide from December 6th, which is where they traditionally play their "pink ball Tests".
- Perth Stadium & Manuka Oval to host maiden Tests. They will rather concentrate on playing red-ball cricket only (in the longest format) for now.
Cricket Australia boss James Sutherland admitted it was "pretty clear that the Gabba has slipped down the rankings a little bit" after announcing Brisbane would instead host Sri Lanka in a day-night Test in January.
BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Chaudhary reportedly spoke in favor of the twilight Test last week, saying he had consulted the team management, selectors and the office bearers over the issue. There was no opposition then. "And that's why there is a proposal to convert one of the two Test matches against the West Indies later this year to a day/night Test".
Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland talks during a news conference at a hotel, in Sandton, South Africa March 27, 2018.
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- CA still "working with" BCCI re making Adelaide Test a day-night match.
The two-Test tour against Sri Lanka concludes at Manuka Oval in Canberra in a match to be staged from February 1 to 5. Given that a pink ball Test match against India is becoming increasingly unlikely, Australia might host a Day-Night Test against Windies in October.
Test dates were confirmed on Monday, but the day-night option is still being negotiated. South Africa were initially reluctant to play their 2016 Test under lights at Adelaide, fearing the hosts would have an unfair advantage.
I hope so. Of the top eight or nine teams, it's only Bangladesh and India that haven't committed and I've always said it is part of the future of Test cricket.
Exposure to pink-ball is a must before playing day-night cricket as the pink Kookaburra tends to swing quite a lot under the lights.
The women will get things underway, with the first cricket broadcast on both the Seven Network and Foxtel to show Australia taking on New Zealand in a Twenty20 match to be played straight after the AFL Grand Final on September 29.