BCCI makes U-turn about playing Day-Night Tests
The BCCI has made a U-turn regarding playing Day-Night Tests in the near future. Earlier, the Indian Cricket Board had decided on Rajkot as the venue to host a D/N Test against West Indies in October this year, but according to reports they are now against the idea. Moreover, there will be no pink-ball Test during India's tour of Australia as well.
Last month, the BCCI had stated that the Day-Night Test will only be decided upon after the approval of the Supreme Court appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA). BCCI secretary Amitabh Chaudhary had vouched for the pink-ball Test. He even claimed that the CoA had agreed to host one D/N Test against West Indies.
Citing that the ICC has not included the pink-ball Test in the upcoming Test Championship post the 2019 World Cup, therefore, the BCCI has changed its stance. The BCCI stated that it does not see any reason to host a Day-Night Test against West Indies anymore. The board also added that India will not play any pink-ball Test during upcoming tour of Australia.
Adelaide has been a happy hunting ground for India in Tests, where performances have been noteworthy. Therefore, the BCCI wants normal Day Tests like before rather than experimenting with the pink ball. Earlier, Australia were keen to host a D/N Test, but India didn't agree.