Cricbuzz Staff •
Can D / N tests help with the presence of the crowd in Adelaide? © Getty
Cricket Australia hopes the Day-Night Test will become a permanent feature in Adelaide next season after a dramatic show on the day of the opening of the current Test against India. Adelaide Oval scored its lowest score from Day 1 – 23 802 – since the stadium was rebuilt in 2013.
The venue hosts the Pink-Ball Test every year since 2015 but has struck obstacles in its quest to continue the tradition after the BCCI denied the request to play a Day-Night test on this tour. There were other mitigating circumstances, including the hot weather in Adelaide and some general disappointment from the Australian national team after the scandal to manipulate the ball, but CEO Kevin Roberts believed that the change in tests with the tests was about 15,000.
"There is no doubt that we have lost this group of fans [who like Day-Night Tests] for this test. We expect the day and night test to return to Adelaide, "Roberts told SEN Radio. Watch the way fans have embraced him. I'm an advocate for day-night Cricket Test, but it does not matter what I think, that's what the fans think. "
Under the current rules of the ICC, the tournament team may deny the final table, but Roberts hopes the BCCI will change its current position on Day-Night Fitness (India has not yet run a D / N test) and agrees to play the novel The next visit to India here. "Hopefully we will do it one step in time. We hug that they have a different look at this test match, but we hope in time, with the mood of fans, we can have a day-night test," he said.
Cricket Australia was particularly vulnerable to the strong Indian contingent in Adelaide, which gave the Test missed. The turnaround turnout on Thursday (December 5th) was even lower than the corresponding number on Day 1 of India's last visit in 2014, when 25,619 people showed up. In contrast, visits on the opening day of the three pink balls meetings were 47,441 (against New Zealand in 2015), 32,255 (against South Africa in 2016) and 55,000 (against England in 2017).
Meanwhile, the trend of early ticket sales for the inaugural test of the new 60,000-seat Perth Stadium is not very promising, and Cricket Australia hopes that completing the first test will help attract more viewers to the site.
"I guess it has something to do with the fact that this is not a regular gadget for the calendar, but it's a new place, but it's near Christmas. [in Adelaide] and the cricket community are inspired to be present in a larger number than what we suspect, "said Roberts.