Cricket Australia hopeful that India agree to day-night Test

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"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", James Sutherland, Cricket Australia chief executive, said on Monday (April 30).

Brisbane's cricket stadium the Gabba is in decline as a test venue after being overlooked for Australia's upcoming series against India.

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Generally, the pink ball begins to swing around quite a bit under the lights, a reason a lot of wickets fall after dusk.

However, a report from India last week indicated they may play one of two home Tests against West Windies in October under lights. The idea was to host a day/night Test back in 2016. The cricket management, the coach (Ravi Shastri), the selectors, the office-bearers all are supporting this.

"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 worldwide playing schedule on Monday. The CA, however, announced the home summer schedule without mentioning the start time of the Adelaide Test.

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Australia has hosted New Zealand, South Africa and England in day-night tests at Adelaide Oval, winning all three of the pink ball matches.

The two-Test tour against Sri Lanka concludes at Manuka Oval in Canberra in a match to be staged from February 1 to 5.

"There has been no formal discussion as yet with the players on the day-night Test, but the general consensus among players is that they are not yet accustomed to it".

About Canberra hosting a Test for the very first time, Sutherland said: "We look forward to giving cricket fans in the nation's capital the opportunity to see elite cricket in action in the Test format for the first time".

"The Gabba was that once and I'm sure it will be again. there's nothing to say that in the future the first test of an Ashes series won't continue to be at the Gabba".

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