SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 05: Hilton Cartwright, David Warner, Nathan Lyon and Josh Hazlewood of Australia watch the replay on the big screen as they wait for a DRS decision during day three of the Third Test match between Australia and Pakistan at Sydney Cricket Ground on January 5, 2017 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

The South Australian government and the SACA are understood to have made a bid to replace Sydney as the hosts of the New Year's Test.

Often the fifth and final Test of the summer, the New Year's Test, held at the SCG, has seen its place in the Australian cricketing calendar come into question given the frequent loss of overs due to weather and light.

This year's Test saw no result after days of rain, while the opening day of the Test was cut short due to bad light, prompting further criticism of the timing of the Sydney Test, which has lost a total of 26 days of play due to the weather.

With the iron still hot, state Premier Peter Malinauskas and the South Australian Cricket Association have made a push to replace the SCG's New Year's slot with the Adelaide Oval, according to The Sydney Morning Herald. 

SACA president Will Rayner stated that the Adelaide Test has become deserving of "premium scheduling", raising the issue with Cricket Australia.

“We believe SACA's got a compelling case in front of Cricket Australia that shows that our premium product deserves premium scheduling,” Rayner told the publication.

“We really look forward to working with them to ensure that continues for our members.”

The Adelaide Test has emerged as one of the headline acts of the cricketing summer, adopting the pink ball format to offer flexibility with a day-night Test.

An evening Test could benefit from any issues that arise from bad light, while the Adelaide Test this summer was able to pull in 86,617 fans despite the less-attractive matchup against the West Indies.

Adelaide is expected to host the West Indies again next summer, with that Test to take place in late January.

South Australia has already managed to edge out rival states New South Wales and Western Australia to land the lucrative 'Gather Round' hosting rights for the AFL's new football festival for the 2023 season in what was a major coup for Malinauskas.