New Delhi: Cricket Australia is trying to convince Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) to have the Indian cricket team to begin their four-match Test series of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy with a day-night game at Adelaide from December 6 to 10 later this year.
While releasing Australia's international playing schedule today, Cricket Australia Chief Executive Officer James Sutherland said, his Board is in talks with the BCCI to have India to play a day-night test-match in Adelaide. The day-night test matches are played under lights with a pink cricket ball instead of the traditional cherry-red ball. India has not played a test under lights till date, though there are speculations that they might play a one against the West Indies later in the year.
In the last three years, Adelaide has been host to day-night test matches played between Australia and New Zealand, South Africa, Pakistan and England and they are hoping to stage another match under lights against India.
India will begin their Australia tour with a three-match T20 series from November 21 to 25. They will then compete in the four Tests in Adelaide, Perth, Melbourne, and Sydney. The Tests will be followed by a three-ODI series from January 12 to 18.