First test moved so players can attend Hughes's funeral

ADELAIDE Oval will host the first Test between Australia and India, with the Gabba Test played second to allow players to attend Phillip Hughes's funeral.

The first game was initially set to start in Brisbane on Thursday, but CA on Saturday announced an indefinite postponement, with Hughes's funeral to take place in his hometown of Macksville on Wednesday.

The Adelaide Test, originally set for a December 12 start, will be moved forward to December 9 and become the series opener.

The Gabba clash, traditionally the first Test of Australia's summer of cricket, will move to December 17.

Aus v Ind 2014/15 Test schedule

The Boxing Day Test in Melbourne remains, but the fourth and final Test at the SCG (initially starting on January 3) will now kick off on January 6.

Read more at ABC News online

First Test: Adelaide Oval, December 9-13
Second Test: The Gabba, December 17-21
Third Test: Melbourne Cricket Ground, December 26-30
Fourth Test: Sydney Cricket Ground, January 6-10

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