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India might play historic Day-Night Test against Australia

Chaithanya Sagar

The introduction of Day-Night Test has brought some new spice and flavour to cricket. Rules and regulations have changed and even the resurgent pink ball Test has been the ultimate trend set in the bat-ball game. India are yet to play the day-night Test.

In a good news for Indian fans to take the game to another level, Cricket Australia is planning for a day-night Test against India. Though there haven’t been any potential talks or confirmation from the BCCI end, CA is confident of making the deal done.

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The main aim is to draw traffic to the stadium. This new formula has worked ever since inaugural match between Australia and New Zealand sparked in 2015. The fans have turned up in numbers and has also provoked other teams to try for the day-night Test.

CA Chief Executive James Sutherland thinks that there is not going to be too much fuss on the idea of scheduling at least one Test as Day-night. “I would anticipate there’s not going to be too much problem there,” Sutherland said while speaking to ABC Radio.

“As we’ve discussed at ICC level, it’s very much in the hands of the home country to make judgments on what they think is best. Certainly, it’s pretty well telegraphed that from our perspective we’d be playing at least one day-night Test match every summer, he said.

The main aim is to target India and they are expecting to draw a huge crowd. “Certainly India, we would expect to draw a bigger crowd (compared to Sri Lanka),” Sutherland pointed out. “That will be the first four Tests of the summer.

It’s not all about that, it’s also about how it fits, there’s considerations like weather in different parts of the country at different times of the year. They’re all the things we need to balance and make a call on over the course of the next few weeks before announcing that final schedule,” he added.

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