India poised to play first overseas D/N Test at Adelaide Oval
Written by Shamik Chakrabarty
| Kolkata |

Updated: May 29, 2020 12:31:06 am


Adelaide The second Test in India’s tour of Australia from December 11-15 can be a day-night affair, CA confirmed. (File Photo/Reuters)

Adelaide Oval will host a day-night, pink-ball Test match when India tour Australia in December-January. On Thursday, Cricket Australia (CA) launched the 2020-21 males’s and ladies’s worldwide schedule, which has 4 Tests, three T20 internationals and three ODIs in opposition to India.

CA confirmed that the second Test from December 11-15 could be a day-night affair. “The Test at the SCG is the traditional Jane McGrath Foundation Pink Test which is a day Test. Adelaide is a day-night Test with a pink ball,” a CA spokesperson communicated in an e-mail. If issues go to plan, this might be India’s first overseas day-night Test.

As per the itinerary, the Test sequence begins at the Gabba, Brisbane on December 3, whereas Melbourne will host the Boxing Day Test on December 26 adopted by the fourth Test at Sydney from January 3.

The BCCI has agreed to tour Australia for the Test sequence, however with the Covid-19 pandemic offering the backdrop, the Indian board will go by the Government of India’s directive with regards to international journey. CA chief government Kevin Roberts, additionally, admitted that the “final schedule potentially may look different”.

CA desires to host India for a Test sequence which is reportedly value $300 million together with broadcast rights. With their funds taking a Covid-induced hit, the India sequence is taken into account to be Australian cricket’s financial redemption.

The three T20Is in opposition to India, at Brisbane, Canberra and Adelaide on October 11, 14 and 17 respectively, seem to be a precursor to the T20 World Cup, scheduled to be held in Australia in October-November. There’s, although, a critical query mark over the match’s future.

Today, the ICC Board deferred its all agenda gadgets, together with the T20 World Cup’s future, till June 10. India’s three ODIs are scheduled at Perth, Melbourne and Sydney on January 12, 15 and 17 respectively. The Indian girls’s group, too, is scheduled to play three ODIs in Australia in January subsequent 12 months.

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