Australia in talks with India to play pink ball Test


Australia are in talks with India to play a day/night Test on their tour to the Asian country early next year, according to Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland.

The Aussies played the first ever day/night Test with a pink ball against New Zealand in Adelaide last year November which brought in record crowds in a match that only lasted three days.

Pakistan will also play a day/night Test when they tour Australia in December but South Africa have turned down a request to play with the pink ball against the Aussies because they do not have enough experience.

Sutherland said on Big Sports Breakfast radio: "I think there's certainly some positive signals coming out of India and other parts of the world (on day-night Tests).

"Indicatively they've started to talking to us about the prospect of playing a day-night Test match against Australia when Australia tours in February and March of next year. That's just a pretty strong indicator of where things are at.

"When you look at the big picture it's probably not surprising because day-night Test cricket is just a no-brainer really, giving more opportunities for fans to get along to the cricket and watch it on TV."