Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland is still holding out hope that India will change it’s tune and agree to terms to set their Adelaide Test against Australia as a day-night match.
The full summer international schedule was released by Cricket Australia on Monday but has remained unclear of whether it will seek to continue the tradition of a day-night Test at Adelaide Oval, due to unwillingness by the Indian team.
India’s tentativeness stemmed from the Board of Control for Cricket in India since 2015 when Australia innovated the idea and India has yet to participate in a pink ball match at all.
According to a report from the Indian cricket team released last week, it outlines that the club intents to play one of their two home Tests against West Indies under lights.
With their Test matches against West Iindies falling in October, a day-night match would prepare them for a pink ball Test match against Australia in December.
“Of the top eight or nine teams it’s only Bangladesh and India that haven’t committed and I’ve always said it is part of the future of Test cricket,” Sutherland told Cricket Australia.
“We’re optimistic and will continue to talk it through … they’re not the first country that’s had trepidation about playing day-night Test cricket so we understand where they’re coming from.”