The Gabba Test however has been shunted to the Australia Day weekend in January when Sri Lanka will play a day-night fixture in the first Test of a two-Test series featuring another game in Canberra.
- CA still "working with" BCCI re making Adelaide Test a day-night match.
Cricket Australia confirmed on Monday that Adelaide Oval will be the venue for the series-opening test against India but has yet to strike an agreement with the Indian board (BCCI) on staging the match under lights. They don't want to jeopardise their chances, as they are not "accustomed to" playing pink-ball cricket. The 16-day gap between the fourth Test against India and the first Test against Sri Lanka - filled by only three ODIs - could give Australia's worldwide players a window to take part in as many BBL games as possible, while the tournament's closing stages could be held after the end of the Test season.
India will begin their Australia tour with a three-match T20I series from November 21 to 25, and then play four Tests in Adelaide (December 6-10), Perth (December 14-18), Melbourne (December 26-30) and Sydney (January 3-7).
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Arenado connected again in the eighth, nailing a three-run homer to left against Luke Farrell that bounced into the street. When Gray goes seven innings and keeps the lead throughout the game before passing the ball to the bullpen, that is ideal.
"The CoA spoke to Ravi Shastri on April 12 and Shastri categorically mentioned that he has consulted with the team and the team is not ready to play pink-ball cricket just now".
Brisbane's cricket stadium the Gabba is in decline as a test venue after being overlooked for Australia's upcoming series against India. However, this year, they are awaiting confirmation from India about whether they will ply under floodlights or not. The Proteas lost by seven wickets.
And the Tests keep coming, with the 'Gabba getting a belated match from January 24-28 between Australia and Sri Lanka.
"I think in the foreseeable future we are going to see Big Bash cricket here", Sutherland said.
Warren Deutrom, chief executive of Cricket Ireland, confirmed the details of the largest broadcast rights package in Irish cricket history, which incorporates match coverage on networks in countries including the United States and Australia.