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India reject day-night Adelaide Oval Test

Cricket Australia were keen to make this December's meeting with the world's No. 1 side another pink-ball affair but India's governing body has said no to the plans

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There will be no day-night Test at the Adelaide Oval this year

The Test match between Australia and India at the Adelaide Oval will not be in a day-night format after the BCCI rejected the idea of staging the game under floodlights.

Adelaide has become Australia's flagship ground when it comes to day-night Test cricket, with three matches staged at the venue since 2015.

Cricket Australia were keen to make this December's meeting with the world's No. 1 side another pink-ball affair but India's governing body has said no to the plans.

"We can confirm that we have received advice from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) that it is not prepared to participate in a proposed day-night Test in Adelaide this summer," Cricket Australia chief James Sutherland said in a statement.

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Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland

"As a result, we can now confirm this Test match will be a day format."

India has yet to play a day-night Test match and, with a first ever series victory in Australia a realistic ambition, the tourists would not want to cede any advantage to their hosts.

Selector Vinod Raid told AFP earlier this year that it was "pretty clear" that the match would not be played in day-night form.

The Adelaide Oval Test is the first of a four-game series, due to take place between December 6-10.

Further matches are scheduled for the new Optus Stadium in Perth, the MCG and the SCG.

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