India not keen on D/N Test against Australia, West Indies

India not keen on D/N Test against Australia, West Indies

The statement comes after CA released its entire 2018-19 global fixture, comprising of 22 matches across the formats, without confirming whether it would continue its recent tradition of hosting a pink-ball match at Adelaide Oval. Given that a pink ball Test match against India is becoming increasingly unlikely, Australia might host a Day-Night Test against Windies in October.

"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 Gabba Test however has been shunted to the Australia Day weekend in January when Sri Lanka will play a day-night fixture in the first Test of a two-Test series featuring another game in Canberra.

India will play tests in the next Australian summer in Adelaide, Perth, Melbourne and Sydney, with the Gabba to join Canberra's Manuka Oval hosting Sri Lanka in a far less prestigious two-test series.

The Tests against India will be followed by three One-day Internationals (ODI) from 12 to 18 January.

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The Gold Coast's Metricon Stadium will stage global cricket for the first time with a T20 against South Africa slated for November 17, four days before the Gabba holds an Australia-India T20 clash.

This is published unedited from the ANI feed.

The Cricket Australia, on the other hand, is believed to be pushing the ICC to include pink-ball Tests in the Championship roster.

The powerful Board of Control for Cricket in India has been opposed to the day-night Test innovation started by Australia in 2015.

The second Test, which is scheduled for December 14-18, will be the first time that a Test match will be played at the Perth Stadium.

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The Gabba in Brisbane, which usually hosts the first test of the Australian summer, has been relegated to the January 24-28 series-opener against Sri Lanka, who will tour the country for the first time in six years.

"This broadcast package is set to break Irish sporting records, as we anticipate that the T20I series against India alone will be the biggest worldwide TV audience of any event - sporting or otherwise - ever staged in Ireland", he said.

In between, the Australia men's team will host a South African limited-overs tour in October-November, and full global tours by India and Sri Lanka that stretch from mid-November to early February.

- Metricon Stadium on Gold Coast to host worldwide cricket.

And more gaps in the men's worldwide schedule - which begins with limited-overs fixtures - will allow some of the game's Test and one-day global stars to make more appearances in the Big Bash League.

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