Can D / N-Tests help at a crowd at Adelaide? © Getty
Cricket Australia is hopeful that the Day-Day Test will become a permanent feature in Adelaide for the next season after a memorandum participating on the open day of the ongoing Test against India. The Adelaide Oval recorded its lowest Day 1 assistance – 23,802 – since the stage was renewed in 2013.
The site has hosted pink trials every year since 2015 but has become a key in its pursuit of the tradition after BCCI denied the request to play a Day-Night Test on this tour. There were other smooth circumstances, including the hot Adelaide weather and some general rejection with the Australian national team following the ball causing a scandal, but CEO Kevin Roberts believes that the change back-to-day tests cost feet in the range of about 15,000.
"Without a doubt we lost this particular group of fans [who like Day-Night Tests] for this Test. We're not waiting for the Saturday night Test coming to Adelaide, "Roberts said to SEN Radio." You look at the way the fans have embraced it. I am a rewarder for a Day Cricket, but it does not matter what I think, that's what the fans think. "
Under the current rules of the ICC, the tourist team can deny the accessory requests, but Roberts hopes that BCCI will change its current position on the Day-Night accessory (India still plays a D / N Test) and agrees to play the Roman pink attempt on India's next visit here. "We're hoping that way. We'll take it one step at the same time. We accept that they have a different view of this Test match but we hope in time, with the feeling of fans, we can have a day-to-day trial," he said.
Cricket Australia was particularly stumped by the strong Indian contingent in Adelaide that the Test failed. The participation for the series on Thursday (December 5) was lower than the corresponding number on the first visit of Day 1 of India here in 2014 when a crowd of 25, 619 people met. On the contrary, the attendances of the open day for the three matches of pink views saw 47,441 (against New Zealand in 2015), 32,255 (against South Africa in 2016) and 55,000 (against England in 2017) respectively.
Meanwhile, the early sale trend for the inaugural Testo at the new 60 stadiums Perth stadium is not very promising and Cricket Australia hopes that a rocket finish to the first Test will help more viewers to the site.
"I would suggest it's something to do that it's not regular regulation in the calendar, it's a new place, it's close to Christmas. I hope it will last for five days here. [in Adelaide] and the Cricket community is inspired to participate bigger than what we suspect, "said Roberts.