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Sport India refuse to play day-night Test against Australia this summer

05:55  08 may  2018
05:55  08 may  2018 Source:   sportingnews.com

Gold Coast, Canberra and Brisbane big winners in 2018-19 cricket schedule

  Gold Coast, Canberra and Brisbane big winners in 2018-19 cricket schedule Canberra will host its maiden Test and the Gabba will host a day-night Test against Sri Lanka as part of the 2018-19 schedule.International cricket will head to the Gold Coast for the first time, a day-night Test will return to Brisbane but India continues to dismiss Cricket Australia's bid for a pink-ball clash in Adelaide as part of the 2018-19 summer schedule.

In contrast, Australia have played four pink-ball Tests and won all of them, including the historic first game against New Zealand in Adelaide in 2015. The suspension of Steve Smith and David Warner means the Aussies will be below full strength this summer and India

The highly popular day - night Adelaide Test will not eventuate next Australian summer after India refused to play with the pink ball under lights. India memorably won a Test there against an all-conquering Steve Waugh-led Australia in 2003 and drew in 2008 - a match memorable for being

a crowd of people watching a baseball game © Sporting News The Adelaide Test between Australia and India this summer will not be a day-night affair, with the BCCI refusing to contest the match under lights.

Cricket Australia had been in discussions with the Indian cricket board to stage a day-night Test at Adelaide Oval.

The venue has hosted pink-ball Test cricket for the past three seasons.

However, new tradition or not, the BCCI have canned any hopes of the two nations playing under lights this summer.

The ICC Playing Conditions state that a home nation can only host a day-night Test match "with the agreement of the Visiting Board".

The BCCI have also confirmed they want the match to played with a red ball.

India and Bangladesh are the only two current Test-playing nations to have avoided playing pink-ball cricket at the international level.

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Hilton Cartwright says Australia's players will flourish under the coaching of his former WA coach Justin Langer, but warned them not to get on his bad side. Langer will oversee his first tour since replacing Darren Lehmann next month for a five-match one-day series against England. The 47-year-old, who played in 105 Tests, is tasked not only with improving results away from home but restoring the team's tattered international reputation following the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa.

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