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India reject Pink ball Test against Australia

The Adelaide Test in coming summer will be out of customary Pink ball Test after India provided their full disagreement to play under lights against host Australia.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) strongly said they will prefer to play the Test match in traditional red ball which restricted CA to arrange the day night Test which has been running on for past three seasons.

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A CA spokesman said, “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.”

“Whilst 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.

“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,” he said.

The last Test against India at Adelaide Oval, in 2014, attracted more than 113,000 fans – a venue record for Australia-India Tests.

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