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Australia set for Historic Day-Night Ashes

The Gabba is reportedly set to host the opening Test of the Australian summer, with a first-ever day-night Ashes Test also considered to be in the schedule for next season.

Adelaide is favoured to host the first-ever day-night Ashes Test, with England agreeing in principle, according to reports in Fairfax. 

Although, the schedule is yet to be officially confirmed by Cricket Australia.

The spokesperson  of Cricket Australia said,

 

 

Piecing together the summer schedule is a complex task. In 2017-18 England will tour for a men's and women's Ashes series and then compete in limited-overs matches. We expect to be in a position to announce this schedule over the coming months once agreements are in place.

 

 

Australia captain Steve Smith earlier this year said his personal preference was to keep the Ashes as day-only games.

England skipper Alastair Cook has also said he would prefer to play day-only Ashes Tests, with England yet to play a pink-ball Test.

Ashes 2017-18 provisional itinerary 

First Test: November 23-27, Brisbane

Second Test: December 2-6, Adelaide

Third Test: December 14-18, Perth

Fourth Test: December 26-30, Melbourne

Fifth Test: January 4-8, 2018, Sydney

* Schedule yet to be confirmed.

 

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