After BCCI's snub, Cricket Australia organises Day-Night Test against Sri Lanka

After BCCI's snub, Cricket Australia organises Day-Night Test against Sri Lanka

After BCCI's snub, Cricket Australia organises Day-Night Test against Sri Lanka

The day-night test in Adelaide had been a blooming tradition over the past three years but Cricket Australia confirmed they remained committed to the format.

The current ICC Playing Conditions state that a home side can hold a day-night Test "with the agreement of the Visiting Board" and India have said that they want a day game.

India, alongside Bangladesh, have been tentative to embrace the pink ball.

"We can confirm that we have received advice from the BCCI that it is not prepared to participate in a proposed day-night Test in Adelaide this summer", a CA spokesperson said.

After Adelaide, Australia host India in traditional day Tests in Perth, Melbourne and Sydney.

However, there is one change in the plan as the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has refused to play the day and night Test match in Adelaide.

Earlier, South Africa were also initially reluctant to play their 2016 test under lights at Adelaide, fearing the hosts would have an unfair advantage.

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Choudhary has written to CA chief executive James Sutherland, stating: "I am directed to say by the Committee of Administrators that India would begin to play in the format only in about a year's time".

Cricket Australia announced a 15-man squad for the five-match ODI series, which starts at the Oval on June 13, with veteran batsman Shaun Marsh and spinner Nathan Lyon handed recalls in the first selection since Justin Langer replaced Darren Lehmann as head coach.

New Test skipper Tim Paine has been handed the captaincy for the one-day worldwide leg of Australia's tour of England next month.

It is the first match of a two-Test series against Sri Lanka. "I think everyone in world cricket knows that".

"We are, however, also positive that our Test match next summer will still be a big victor with SACA members and cricket fans".

He said, "We're hoping there will be some sort of regulation in there (the Test Championship) that will allow home teams to fixture at least one day-night Test match".

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