The Indian team management is reluctant to play a day-night Test during India’s tour to Australia, according to a member of BCCI’s Committee of Administrators, the The Indian Express reported on Tuesday.
The unnamed source mentioned in the report said that the Indian team coach Ravi Shastri, after discussing with the team, told the CoA that the players aren’t ready for the day-night Test, which Cricket Australia have proposed.
Among the existing Test playing nations only India and Bangladesh (apart from the two new full members Afghanistan and Ireland) have not played a day-night Test so far.
Australia have played a day-night Test as part of their home season for the last three years at Adelaide – against New Zealand, South Africa and England.
There were reports that the BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary, general manager Saba Karim, and coach Ravi Shastri were in favour of India hosting a day-night Test in October.
But Rai had reportedly questioned Choudhary for proposing a day-night Test match against West Indies without informing the CoA.