The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has informed Cricket Australia that it will not play a day/night Test on the 2018-19 tour, ending a run of three consecutive pink ball Tests at Adelaide Oval against New Zealand, South Africa and England.
Next season’s Adelaide Oval Test will start on Thursday, 6 December.
SACA Chief Executive Keith Bradshaw said the benefits of hosting the world’s most popular Test team at Adelaide Oval outweighed the loss of the day/night fixture.
“We would love, down the track, to host India in a day/night Test match at Adelaide Oval,” Mr Bradshaw said.
“We are, however, also positive that our Test match next summer will still be a big winner with SACA members and cricket fans.
“It will be Australia’s first home Test of the season – against the world No 1 ranked Test side India – and there will be enormous interest both here and abroad.
“The last time India played a Test at Adelaide Oval, in 2014, 113,009 fans attended across the five days – a venue record for Tests against India.
“With a Thursday start and then a full weekend of cricket, we are confident we will set another record next summer.”
Adelaide Oval’s 2018-19 international program opens on Friday, 9 November, when Australia plays South Africa in a day/night Gillette ODI, the second of a three-match series.
A second day/night ODI, against India, will be played on Tuesday, 15 January.
Women’s international cricket will also return to Adelaide, with Australia playing New Zealand in an ODI at the new Karen Rolton Oval (at Park 25) on Sunday, 24 February.
Tickets to all international men’s games go on public sale on 8 June.