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'Ticket sale goes down for Adelaide Test after India's refusal to play day-night format'

ANI  |  Adelaide [Australia] 

South Australian Association (SACA) has claimed that ticket sales for the first Test between Indian and at the have "suffered" following the refusal of hosts to play a day-night match at the venue.

The said that the fans turned up in significant numbers when they had day-night Test match but the same is not the case with day games.

"It has been an issue, it has affected ticket sales. One of the characteristics that we have noticed is that we are quite down in interstate sales given it's a day Test, not a day-night Test. There is definitely a day-night factor, without a doubt," quoted Bradshaw, as saying.

"The fans have absolutely voted with their feet the last few years that we have had day-night Tests, we have been significantly up for attendances," he added.

Earlier this year, Indian head had met the Supreme Court-appointed (CoA) and informed them that the management and the team need more time to prepare for the Test matches under lights.

It should be noted that are one of only two Full Member nations - the other being - to have not played a day-night Test at international level.

The had hosted the first-ever day-night Test match which was played between and in November 2015.

and will kick-start their Test campaign from December 6 at the

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First Published: Tue, December 04 2018. 13:35 IST