Cricket Australia wants home boards to schedule Day-Night Tests without approval of opponents

BCCI has not consented to a day-night Test during India's tour to Australia later this year.

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James Sutherland, CEO of Cricket Australia, is hoping that the ICC Test Championship, due to start from next year, will give the home team freedom to schedule day-night Tests without the approval of their opponent.

The current ICC Playing Conditions stipulate that a home nation can only host a day-night Test match "with the agreement of the Visiting Board". This new hope comes from the problems so far for Cricket Australia in convincing the BCCI to play a day-night test when the Indian team tours the country later this year. 

Sutherland was quoted saying that, "I think personally the home country should have the right to schedule matches as it sees fit and start them at whatever time of day they want,"

"The Adelaide Test match in the day-night format has been a huge success. It’s been a great story in terms of attendances, crowds, and atmosphere but also television audiences. It's also the way of the future. India may or may not come around to that idea for this tour but I still believe it's the way of the future. I think everyone in world cricket knows that"

He further said, "It hasn't really got to a stage where there's agreement or regulation around the table at ICC level for the home countries to be able to schedule that. We're hoping there will be some sort of regulation in there (the Test Championship) that will allow home teams to fixture at least one day-night Test match."


By Kashish Chadha - 02 May, 2018

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