(FILES) This file photo taken on November 24, 2016 shows the sun setting during the day-night third Test cricket match between Australia and South Africa at the Adelaide Oval in Adelaide. Australia will host England at the Adelaide Oval in the first day-night Ashes Test during the 2017-18 series, building on the success of the concept despite lingering concerns. / AFP PHOTO / PETER PARKS / --IMAG
(FILES) This file photo taken on November 24, 2016 shows the sun setting during the day-night third Test cricket match between Australia and South Africa at the Adelaide Oval in Adelaide. Australia will host England at the Adelaide Oval in the first day-night Ashes Test during the 2017-18 series, building on the success of the concept despite lingering concerns. / AFP PHOTO / PETER PARKS / --IMAG

No day-night Test in 2019 Ashes

ENGLAND has all but ruled out the prospect of hosting a day-night Test during the 2019 Ashes series.

Cricket Australia has been pushing for expansion of the concept, which was first introduced in 2015 and featured in the second Test of the current Ashes series in Adelaide earlier this month.

The Adelaide Test delivered record attendance and a bumper television audience for broadcaster Channel 9 which peaked at 2.44 million.

However, England believes its conditions are not as well suited to host a pink ball test when the two countries next play off for the urn.

England Cricket Board chief executive Tom Harrison said while a final decision had not been made it was "unlikely" a day-night Test would feature when the Ashes battleground returns to England in 18 months' time.

"I think we've got a formula that works incredibly well for us in the UK," Harrison said on ABC radio.

"Right time, right place, right conditions are the rules for day-night Test cricket. We'll wait and see but (it's) unlikely I would say."

Cricket Australia boss James Southerland has previously indicated Australia will host at least one day-night Test each summer in future and said the new Perth Stadium provides opportunity to play day-night Tests in the west.

This year's Adelaide Test started at 2.30pm (AEDT), seeing play extend throughout peak evening television hours in the eastern states until 9.30pm.



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