India refuses to play day-night Test in Adelaide against Australia:
Cricket Australia were offered BCCI on having a pink ball Test match against Australian cricket team and India refuses to play day-night Test in Adelaide against Australia while touring in Australia for a test match series, and also the Indian cricket board has cleared that they will not go to play a pink ball Test match and they would like to prefer traditional red-ball test matches as always they used to play. Cricket Australia has always tried to offer touring teams for a day & night cricket test match.
Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland has received a message from BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary that the Indian Cricket team will take at least 18 months to get prepared for the Day/Night Test, said by head chief coach Indian Cricket team Ravi Shastri.
While Cricket Australia wanted the opening Test at Adelaide between India Vs Australia from 6-10 December 2018 to be a pink ball cricket Test match.
While writing a reply e-mail to Sutherland by the Acting Secretary Amitabh Choudhary, he wrote that as directed to say to him by the Committee of Administrators that Indian cricket team would like to start playing in the day & night format only in about a year’s time, and hence, under such circumstances, we regret to say that the proposed day & night cricket Test match cannot be played and all Tests will have to have in the traditional structure.
There might be a reason that Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland, offered to Indian cricket board for a day & night pink ball test match because, Australian Cricket team has never lost a single, day & night pink ball Test match under lights played at home and on another side India in Duleep Trophy domestic championship in the year 2016 experimented with the pink ball and top players showed wary about playing day & night pink ball test match at international level cricket.
India will be going for a tour in Australia from 21st November to 19th January with three one-day games, three Twenty20 internationals matches, and four Tests matches on the schedule of this tour.
One of the main reason for offering a pink-ball game is that it would provide the hosts an advantage against India because, after the suspension of Australian Captain Steve Smith and Vice Captain David Warner, the Australian team will be below of their full strength in this summer and in contrast India must be looking forward to their chance to win their first Test series in Australia.
If we talk about the audience in Australia, the Adelaide day-night format Test match has been a huge success, in terms of full support from crowds, complete attendances, and exciting atmosphere and the same thing we can find with television audiences too.
If we talk about Australia’s past records in day-night format, it has been very successful in all three test matches which were played day-night with a pink ball in Adelaide against England, South Africa, and New Zealand cricket team.
As we have seen many Test-playing nations have shown interest in playing day-night formats pink-ball cricket, such as Sri Lanka and other test cricket playing nations, on another side India and Bangladesh are the only two currently Test-playing nations, who have avoided playing day & night format pink-ball cricket test match at the international level.