CA still in the dark over Australia v India day-night test


The global season starts on November 4 with the first of three ODIs against South Africa before the one-off T20 against the Proteas on the Gold Coast, which will be followed by three T20s against India preceding the start of the Test summer.

Adelaide Oval will host the first Test match in the coming summer's cricket schedule but will miss out on worldwide matches over the Australia Day weekend.

There has been talk of making the first Test of the series, to be played at Adelaide Oval, a day-night affair, but it's yet to be confirmed.

Indians on tour of Australia will be playing three T20 Internationals, four Tests and three One Day Internationals between November 21 and January 18 this winter.

South Africa were initially reluctant to play their 2016 test under lights at Adelaide, fearing the hosts would have an unfair advantage.

India haven't had the best of experiences on the tour down under as the hosts have dictated terms at most times.

Cricket Australia Chief Executive James Sutherland has said the timing of Adelaide's Test was still being discussed.

Instead the Gabba will host the first of two Tests against Sri Lanka, a day-nighter from January 24 which runs over the Australia Day long weekend.

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He said CA wanted to see an upgrade of the Gabba in the coming years.

"These things don't happen quickly or easily".

Canberra's Manuka Oval will then host its first test match from February 1 when the home side meet Sri Lanka in their second and final fixture.

India's tour of Australia will go underway with the first T20 worldwide at the Gabba, at the Queensland capital Brisbane, on November 21.

"This will be a win for fans, with reduced overlap with the Big Bash", Sutherland said.

The Carrara venue, which is the home ground of the AFL's Gold Coast Suns and recently staged the athletics at the Commonwealth Games, may be considered for use during the 2018/19 Big Bash League.

Australia's women's team will focus on a series against New Zealand - beginning in late September before the start of the men's schedule.

The T20I will be followed by 4 test matches and one One Day International.