First Test between Australia and India to begin on December 9

The first Test will be held at the Adelaide Oval on December 9

The first Test will get underway on December 9 at the Adelaide Oval

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It has been confirmed that the first Test between Australia and India will get underway on December 9 in Adelaide.

The first Test was moved from Brisbane to Adelaide in honour of Phillip Hughes, who passed away at the age of 25 after being struck on the side of the neck by a bouncer from New South Wales pace bowler Sean Abbott.

Both Cricket Australia and the national players agreed that the first Test should be moved to Adelaide since it was Hughes’ adopted home ground for the past two summers.

However, Brisbane will now host the second Test, which is set to start on December 13.

Melbourne will still have the honour of hosting the traditional Boxing Day Test, while the fourth and final Test will be played in Sydney on January 6.

The changes were first announced by host broadcaster Channel Nine on Monday night.

However, even though a Cricket Australia spokesman was unable to confirm the new dates for the series, it was later made official when it was published in the fixtures section of Cricket Australia’s website.

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