So the BCCI has gone ahead and placed a request with Cricket Australia to reduce the duration of the practise game between the 2nd and the 3rd tests from 3 days to 2. And here we were wondering if India wasn't short of practise matches already. Just in case you are thinking that this wisdom may have been prompted by a concern for sufficient rest between the two test matches, Team India would have got a proper 3 days rest before the next game began at the WACA.
New Year Test: 2nd to 6th Jan, Sydney Cricket Ground
ACT Invitation XI vs India : 10th to 12th Jan, Manuka Oval in Canberra
3rd Test: 16th to 20th Jan, WACA Perth
...and Cricket Australia lost no time in accepting the Indian Board's request.