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the BCCI

Posted: Tue May 08, 2018 3:01 am
by Katto
Home teams can doctor their own pitches, I have no complaints about this as long as they're fit for test cricket however when a visiting team is calling the shots on venues, start times and playing conditions I see there is no longer a level playing field

India refuse to play Adelaide Test as day-nighter

Adelaide's popular sequence of day-night cricket Tests has been halted after India rejected requests to play the opening Test of this summer's tour under lights.

Cricket Australia (CA) says the December 6-10 Test at Adelaide Oval will be a day match after the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) declined its overtures for a pink-ball clash.

It stops a run of three day-night Tests at the ground over the past three summers against New Zealand, South Africa and England.

"Whilst we appreciate some Adelaide fans may be disappointed, we know how popular the Adelaide Test is and look forward to hosting India there in December," said a CA spokesman.

"We are committed to hosting at least one day-night Test each home summer as part of our continued focus to grow Test cricket, and we are excited about the day-night Test against Sri Lanka at the Gabba in January."

South Australian cricket chief Keith Bradshaw was also putting a brave face on the knock back, saying the benefits of hosting the world's most popular Test team outweighed the loss of the day-night fixture.

We would love, down the track, to host India in a day/night Test match at Adelaide Oval," Bradshaw said.

"We are, however, also positive that our Test match next summer will still be a big winner with SACA members and cricket fans.

"It will be Australia's first home Test of the season - against the world No 1 ranked Test side India - and there will be enormous interest both here and abroad.

"The last time India played a Test at Adelaide Oval, in 2014, 113,009 fans attended across the five days - a venue record for Tests against India.

"With a Thursday start and then a full weekend of cricket, we are confident we will set another record next summer."

After Adelaide, Australia's four-match series against India moves to Perth Stadium - for the venue's maiden Test - before Melbourne and Sydney host the traditional Boxing Day and New Year Test matches.


https://au.sports.yahoo.com/india-decli ... --spt.html

Re: the BCCI

Posted: Tue May 08, 2018 3:37 am
by Paddles
Katto wrote:Home teams can doctor their own pitches, I have no complaints about this as long as they're fit for test cricket however when a visiting team is calling the shots on venues, start times and playing conditions I see there is no longer a level playing field


Any idea of a level playing field went out the door with Cricket Australia initially supporting the Big 3. Which is really just the Biggest 1 and Australia handed their keys over to India not appreciating the outcomes. Unfortunately the damage was done before Tim May could remedy the situation. BCCI from this time on has not conformed to anything it does not want. And has threatened boycotts.

But given Cricket Australia refused to play NZ until the 1970's, and minimally from 1994 until 2015, and has previously supported inequality between cricket nations, I am not shedding too many tears that now they have felt what inequality feels like on the other foot.

NZ isn't even able to get India to play tests here. This is India's second test tour of Australia since last playing tests in NZ. Count CA lucky BCCI is dictating tour test terms to Cricket Australia, NZC isn't even able to get on the term sheet.

At least if the Test Championship proves to be a hit, CA and BCCI will have some basic requirements to satisfy criteria so as to qualify for competing and winning it instead of both strutting around the cricket world walking over the financially weaker cricketing nations.

Re: the BCCI

Posted: Tue May 08, 2018 3:45 am
by Tinsel
Katto

Because we not yet pre-pare for that, we need to get used to for at least 365 days with muliday games
During day night

Re: the BCCI

Posted: Tue May 08, 2018 3:51 am
by Paddles
Tinsel wrote:Katto

Because we not yet pre-pare for that, we need to get used to for at least 365 days with muliday games
During day night


Oh BCCI is playing one against the West Indies before then. BCCI could schedule some ranji trophy night rounds, CA could provide a tour game or 2 under lights.

But Katto has previously said on this forum that he dislikes the Adelaide day/night test. So I'm not sure that he's upset about not having the match. He's upset that BCCI is refusing to accede to CA on a level playing field. This is about the principle of inequality for him and unequal playing fields, but I find this amusing in that Cricket Australia has long since supported inequality and unequal playing fields.

Many Australian cricket fans are furious with the BCCI over this. But there was less angst from many of them when CA was pushing the Big 3 through.

Re: the BCCI

Posted: Tue May 08, 2018 3:54 am
by Leo
India is still keeping that famous and historical negative mentality. Or you can call it defensive.

Re: the BCCI

Posted: Tue May 08, 2018 4:14 am
by Tinsel
Leo wrote:India is still keeping that famous and historical negative mentality. Or you can call it defensive.

Not true, you will see our 6 teams today by 7 pm,we no longer doing what we did in the past, while our
Test team in England playing test our A team playing with ENL and others in England too.we can exchange players if nessasary

You will know more of BCCI's new look Agenda

Re: the BCCI

Posted: Tue May 08, 2018 5:17 am
by Paddles
Tinsel wrote:
Leo wrote:India is still keeping that famous and historical negative mentality. Or you can call it defensive.

Not true, you will see our 6 teams today by 7 pm,we no longer doing what we did in the past, while our
Test team in England playing test our A team playing with ENL and others in England too.we can exchange players if nessasary

You will know more of BCCI's new look Agenda


You missed Leo's point.

Re: the BCCI

Posted: Tue May 08, 2018 10:18 am
by baggygreenmania
Leo wrote:India is still keeping that famous and historical negative mentality. Or you can call it defensive.
Totally agree. First BBCL dug in its heels over the DRS now this. The entire cricket world has embraced day/nite cricket. Why not India..eh BBCI? Get with the majority please.

Re: the BCCI

Posted: Wed May 09, 2018 4:18 pm
by Going South
that’s test cricket, that too day nighter? no thanks. night test in australia is day/prime time in india where there is no interest for this boring format. T20 might be ok but not test cricket.

Re: the BCCI

Posted: Wed May 09, 2018 4:37 pm
by Paddles
Going South wrote:that’s test cricket, that too day nighter? no thanks. night test in australia is day/prime time in india where there is no interest for this boring format. T20 might be ok but not test cricket.

lol

Re: the BCCI

Posted: Thu May 10, 2018 1:13 am
by Paddles

Re: the BCCI

Posted: Thu May 10, 2018 1:15 am
by Paddles
The ICC's Future Tours Program (FTP) had Australia down to play two Tests and three ODIs at home against Bangladesh in August and September 2018, the latter's first bilateral tour down under since 2003. However, the trip was scrapped because Australian free-to-air broadcasters are understood to be uninterested in televising the series in the middle of the football season. Cricket Australia communicated to the BCB that the tour was not "commercially viable".

Such a decision, which mirrors the BCCI's refusal to play a day-night Test in contravention of CA's wishes, sums up the ad hoc manner in which bilateral tours have been organised and cancelled at various points in recent history, invariably at the expense of the less financially strong countries.



Paddles wrote:
At least if the Test Championship proves to be a hit, CA and BCCI will have some basic requirements to satisfy criteria so as to qualify for competing and winning it instead of both strutting around the cricket world walking over the financially weaker cricketing nations.


Ha.

However, Sutherland said that such arrangements will no longer apply when the Test Championship whirs into life in the second half of 2019. From that point, Australia and all other nations will be compelled to host the teams they are drawn against.

"If we get drawn to play [Bangladesh], and we're drawn to play it at home, once you're in a championship situation, the context puts you in a position of wanting to win every game and needing the points and not compromising. So you need to play at home and to try to win because those points count for something that at the end of the day might really matter to finishing one or two and qualifying for the final."


http://www.espncricinfo.com/story/_/id/ ... later-year

Re: the BCCI

Posted: Thu May 10, 2018 3:41 am
by Leo
Going South wrote:that’s test cricket, that too day nighter? no thanks. night test in australia is day/prime time in india where there is no interest for this boring format. T20 might be ok but not test cricket.


You eat chicken, Chicken eats insect; so you eat insect.

Your logic seems like that.

Re: the BCCI

Posted: Fri May 11, 2018 9:03 am
by bolero
I am all for making test cricket more interesting. I fear for the future of test cricket.

Only positive in test cricket is there is a result invariably, unlike the olden days of 80's when we had dull drab tests.

Anyway, even a day test between India and Australia would be interesting.

Re: the BCCI

Posted: Fri May 11, 2018 9:51 am
by Katto
bolero wrote:I am all for making test cricket more interesting. I fear for the future of test cricket.

Only positive in test cricket is there is a result invariably, unlike the olden days of 80's when we had dull drab tests.

Anyway, even a day test between India and Australia would be interesting.


I'm sure the BCCI could prepare a result pitch to accommodate

Re: the BCCI

Posted: Fri May 11, 2018 7:31 pm
by Going South
what test cricket interest ? day 1 of much awaited ireland test loses interest with rains. now it’s a 4 day test match ? why not make it official as 99% of test matches are finished in 4 days anyways call the extra one as a reserve day. ;)

Re: the BCCI

Posted: Sat May 12, 2018 5:03 am
by Leo
:grin: