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India has declined to play their maiden day-night Test against Australia, leaving the series-opener in Adelaide a day match, Cricket Australia confirmed on Tuesday.

The Australian board had hoped India would agree to a floodlit match for the Dec. 6-10 Test at Adelaide Oval, where the home side has beaten England, South Africa, and New Zealand in pink-ball matches over the past three home summers.

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“We can confirm that we have received advice from the Board of Control for Cricket in India that it is not prepared to participate in a proposed Day-Night Test in Adelaide this summer,” Cricket Australia said in a statement.

 “As a result, we can now confirm the Test match will be a day format.”

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