Indian Cricket Team & Management Refused to Play Day-Night Test in Adelaide: – Well, reports are coming that highly popular day-night Adelaide Test will not eventuate because Indian team refused to play with the pink ball under lights. Overall, the sources are saying that Cricket Australia confirmed on Tuesday that the first Test between Australia and India at the Adelaide Oval starting on December 6 will be played during the day and that’s good for the Indian team.
Overall, reports are coming that CA said in an official statement that, “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,” Also, they added that after the confirmation, “As a result, we can now confirm this Test match will be a day format. We appreciate some Adelaide fans may be disappointed, we know how popular the Adelaide Test is and look forward to hosting India there in December.”
Also, the sources are saying that India has their own reason for the rejection of this match in Day-Night format. Australia has won all four day-night Tests, including three in Adelaide, while India has yet to play in one. You all may know that three big stars including Steve Smith, David Warner, and Cameron Bancroft will be remain ban for this series and Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins will be coming off lengthy injury layoffs.
Also, the CA said in an official statement, “We are committed to hosting at least one day-night Test each home summer as part of our continued focus to grow Test cricket, and we are excited about the day-night Test against Sri Lanka at the Gabba in January. You all should know that India has previously experimented with the pink ball in the Duleep Trophy but are still wary about it at the international level.