The proposed Adelaide day-night Test scheduled this summer against India remains uncertain while the Board of Control for Cricket in India are reportedly still opposed to the idea, according to cricket.com.au.
The complete Australian Test match fixture is set to be announced in the next few weeks, with the national team expected to play six Tests in 2018-19.
The announcement of the fixture will set out the dates the matches will be played, however traditionally the start times are negotiated and announced at a later date.
Australia will play four Test matches against India and two against Sri Lanka and the push toward a night time affair could leave a team like India at a disadvantage.
India is a national team that is yet to participate in a day-night Test and on the flip side, Australia have been lucky enough to win all four they’ve played in.
The Adelaide Test has been a day-night Test for the past three years and the matches have experienced only positive reactions, with larger crowd numbers and increased television viewership.
Cricket Australia would be excited to continue the trend, with CEO James Sutherland saying that day-night cricket is “here to stay.”
“It’s a different-coloured ball, and perhaps it does play differently. Everyone has to face up to those conditions, no matter what they are, and I think everyone’s got their head around that now.
“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.”