A PRE-CHRIST's pink ball test in Adelaide looks unlikely this summer with Indian players and officials fighting for the idea of a day-night collision.
The match has become a pillar in the home season in the past three years with successful clashes against New Zealand, South Africa and then England in Adelaide Oval.
The full schedule for the 2018/19 season has not been locked in by Cricket Australia and discussions with Indian counterparts, BCCI, have not reached a conclusion about the pink-ball game.
However, reports came from India that BCCI had "no interest" in a day-night Test against Australia as part of the four-match series.
Times of India reported that "sources" said BCCI had "put its foot down" about the prospect of a pink ball game. India should not yet play a day-night test at home or away.
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"BBCI does not" I see no point in pursuing the idea of a day-night test at all, "said the sources of the paper.
A spokesperson for CA said that discussions on all aspects of next summer's schedule continued but it was not locked
"We are completing the details of these tours with their respective membership cards," said the spokesman.
"Planning any sport has the complexity of a number of parties to be consulted throughout the process."
"As soon as we have 2018-19 home international schedule completed, we will look to make a notification about this. "
Test series against India will probably start later than the five-test series last summer, with three tries against Sri Lanka also being played in January. [1 9659003] There have been speculation all three of these matches may be pink-ball Tests , although it does not seem to mean a massive interruption of the expanded Big Bash schedule.