First ever day-night Take a look at. Picture – ICC/Twitter

Cricket Australia is attempting to influence the BCCI to get India to play a couple of day-night Take a look at once they subsequent tour Down Underneath in 2020-21.

India had turned down the chance to play a pink-ball Take a look at in their earlier tour to Australia in 2018, however, after a thumping win in their maiden day-night Take a look at against Bangladesh in November, CA hopes that they may push the envelope additional with their Indian counterparts.

“Pleasingly they’ve played their first day-night Test and won easily. Now they’ve got through that it might give them the right build-up to it over here, ” mentioned Cricket Australia chairman Earl Eddings.

“I’ve got no doubt they’ll consider playing one and maybe even more day-night Test matches. But that’s down the track to when we catch up with them in January.”

Newly elected BCCI President Sourav Ganguly additionally acknowledges that after making their dashing debut below lights on the Eden Gardens, there will probably be new proposals from the host nation at any time when India tour.

“When we tour, we will deal as per the request of the [host] board, ” mentioned Ganguly.

CA officers are anticipated to satisfy the Indian board in the course of the ODI collection between India and Australia in January and the variety of day-night Tests will probably be one of many details of debate.

Australia can also be eager on enjoying a 5-Take a look at collection against the highest-ranked crew in the ICC rankings similar to they do in the Ashes.

They’re additionally prepared to think about stretching the Take a look at collection which might often conclude in the primary week of January, additional into 2021.

“Still working through that, it’s a normal tour in that they’re playing four Test matches, we’ve got one against Afghanistan,” Earl Eddings mentioned. “Ideally we want to be playing five Tests against India, hopefully in the future we can do that as well.”

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