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Day/Night warm-up game ahead of 1st Test

By The Assam Tribune

MELBOURNE, Oct 28: The Indian cricket team will get an additional Day/Night warm-up game in Sydney as a tune-up to the series-opening Pink Ball Test against Australia in Adelaide from December 17, the host board announced on Wednesday unveiling the full schedule of the 69-day engagement.

The tour will include a 14-day quarantine-cum-training period in Sydney starting November 12 for the Indians who will fly in after the IPL final on November 10.

The Border-Gavaskar Trophy will begin with a day-night encounter at the Adelaide Oval on December 17, followed by Tests at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (December 26), the Sydney Cricket Ground (January 7) and the Gabba (January 15).

As per BCCI�s demands, there is a week�s gap between the Boxing Day Test at the MCG and the New Year�s Test at the SCG. �India�s squad will arrive in Sydney on November 12 subject to Australian Border Force travel authorisation and the appropriate departure-approvals. The team will quarantine in Sydney prior to the first match of the series on November 27,� Cricket Australia stated in a media release.

The Schedule

ODI Series: 1st ODI: Nov 27: SCG (D/N), 2nd ODI: Nov 29: SCG (D/N), 3rd ODI: Dec 2: Canberra (D/N). T20I Series: 1st T20: Dec 4: Canberra (Night), 2nd T20: Dec 6 SCG (Night), 3rd T20: Dec 8 SCG (Night). Test Series: 1st Test: Dec 17-21 Adelaide (D/N), 2nd Test: Dec 26-30 Melbourne, 3rd Test: Jan 7-11 Sydney, 4th Test: Jan 15-19 Brisbane. � PTI

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Day/Night warm-up game ahead of 1st Test

MELBOURNE, Oct 28: The Indian cricket team will get an additional Day/Night warm-up game in Sydney as a tune-up to the series-opening Pink Ball Test against Australia in Adelaide from December 17, the host board announced on Wednesday unveiling the full schedule of the 69-day engagement.

The tour will include a 14-day quarantine-cum-training period in Sydney starting November 12 for the Indians who will fly in after the IPL final on November 10.

The Border-Gavaskar Trophy will begin with a day-night encounter at the Adelaide Oval on December 17, followed by Tests at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (December 26), the Sydney Cricket Ground (January 7) and the Gabba (January 15).

As per BCCI�s demands, there is a week�s gap between the Boxing Day Test at the MCG and the New Year�s Test at the SCG. �India�s squad will arrive in Sydney on November 12 subject to Australian Border Force travel authorisation and the appropriate departure-approvals. The team will quarantine in Sydney prior to the first match of the series on November 27,� Cricket Australia stated in a media release.

The Schedule

ODI Series: 1st ODI: Nov 27: SCG (D/N), 2nd ODI: Nov 29: SCG (D/N), 3rd ODI: Dec 2: Canberra (D/N). T20I Series: 1st T20: Dec 4: Canberra (Night), 2nd T20: Dec 6 SCG (Night), 3rd T20: Dec 8 SCG (Night). Test Series: 1st Test: Dec 17-21 Adelaide (D/N), 2nd Test: Dec 26-30 Melbourne, 3rd Test: Jan 7-11 Sydney, 4th Test: Jan 15-19 Brisbane. � PTI

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