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India-Australia schedule confirmed; Adelaide hosts day-night Test, pink-ball warm-up match at SCG

Virat Kohli and Tim Paine exchange team sheets before the coin toss Getty Images

The schedule for India's tour to Australia has been confirmed with Adelaide to host a day-night Test as part of the four-match series that is also set to take in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane following three ODIs and three T20Is.

The ODIs will be played on November 27, 29 and December 2 with the T20Is on December 4, 6 and 8. The first Test in Adelaide will begin on December 17.

Ahead of the Test series India A will play Australia A at Drummoyne Oval from December 6-8 followed by India playing Australia in a day-night match at the SCG from December 11-13.

Last week the New South Wales government signed off on allowing the India squad - and Australia players returning from the IPL - to quarantine and train in Sydney after Queensland had raised issues.

"Across all three formats, Australia and India represents one of the great rivalries in world sport and we are delighted to welcome Virat Kohli's outstanding squad to Australian shores this summer," Cricket Australia CEO Nick Hockley said.

"We have worked closely with the BCCI for many months to bring this tour to life, and I cannot speak more highly of the professional, thorough and collaborative manner with which they have approached this tour in these extraordinary and complex times.

"I would like to express my gratitude to everyone at the BCCI for the faith and support they have shown in the plan we have developed, which we believe will result in a safe and successful summer for all involved.

"We would also like to especially thank the NSW Government for allowing players from both teams to safely prepare during quarantine, as well as other governments and health authorities who have worked with us to host a series which, I have no doubt, will live long in the memories of all who experience it.

"The safety of the Australian community and all participants is our highest priority and we will continue to work with governments across Australia to ensure the schedule proceeds in line with relevant directions and biosecurity protocols.

"In relation to the Boxing Day Test at the MCG, we are working in partnership with the Victorian Government and the Melbourne Cricket Club, with plans to safely host spectators at the iconic event. More details will be shared closer to the time."

Earlier this week the Victoria Premier, Daniel Andrews, said he was confident of having a crowd at the Boxing Day Test as Melbourne emerged from a four-month lockdown on Wednesday.

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