India keen to host twilight Test against Australia next year: CA chief

, 11:17 AM IST

Melbourne: India are showing great interest to host a day-night Test under lights when Steve Smith’s side travel to subcontinent next year, said the Cricket Australia chief executive officer.

“I think there’s certainly some positive signals coming out of India and other parts of the world (regarding day-night Tests),” James Sutherland was quoted as saying by

“Indicatively they’ve started talking to us about the prospect of playing a day-night Test match against Australia when Australia tours in February and March of next year,” he said.

The Virat Kohli-led side are hoping to play their first-ever twilight Test with pink ball against New Zealand later this year, while Pakistan have also expressed their interest in playing Sri Lanka under lights.

Meanwhile, Australian authorities continue to negotiate with South Africa for a proposed day-night Test in Adelaide in November.

Last year, New Zealand and Australia etched their names in the history books by playing the cricket’s first-ever pink ball Test under lights in Adelaide. (ANI)