India not keen on D/N Test against Australia, West Indies

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The match is scheduled to be a Day-Night fixture, however, India are apprehensive about playing the game with the pink ball, citing reasons that it will be equivalent to handing the advantage to Australia.

Australia had already played with pink balls with New Zealand, South Africa and England in the recent years.

India are among the teams to not have played Test cricket under the lights ever since the inception of the format back in 2015 when Australia and New Zealand locked horns in Adelaide. They don't want to jeopardise their chances, as they are not "accustomed to" playing pink-ball cricket.

"If you look at the last Test match played there during the Ashes series we had over 200,000 people there".

India's tour will kick off with a three-match Twenty20 worldwide series in November after Australia start the home summer with four limited overs matches against South Africa.

A much-awaited Australian summer will see the country hosting India this time around and the tournament naturally headlines the Australian 2018-19 worldwide schedule.

CA released its full summer worldwide schedule on Monday but could not confirm it would continue its recent tradition of pink-ball Tests in the clash at Adelaide Oval from December 6.

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Canberra's Manuka Oval will host its maiden Test when Australia rounds out its home summer of cricket in game two against Sri Lanka from February 1.

Metricon will host a T20 game between Australia and South Africa in November in a decision which will be formally announced at a press conference later today.

"On the back of last years' ground-breaking gender equitable MOU which the players fought for, it is right that our female team continues to get the exposure they deserve", he said.

With Melbourne and Sydney hosting India for the traditional Boxing Day and New Year Tests, Brisbane misses out on the summer's most high-profile series and loses its status as the season-opening Test venue.

The newly built Perth stadium will also make its debut when India and Australia face-off in second test match of the series.

Manuka Oval will host one of the most action-packed Canberra summers of cricket in its history, with three worldwide matches scheduled across all three formats of the game.

And the Tests keep coming, with the 'Gabba getting a belated match from January 24-28 between Australia and Sri Lanka.

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