It's happening all around the world; will enter India soon: Sourav Ganguly on day-night Tests

PTI, Jun, 16 2016

Kolkata: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly, who now wears the administrator's hat as President of Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB), remains optimistic about Eden Gardens hosting the country's first-ever day-night Test, against New Zealand, and is awaiting directives from BCCI.

There were reports which had claimed that New Zealand Cricket (NZC) does not want to play day-night Test in India during their three-match series, tentatively scheduled for October.

File photo of Sourav Ganguly. AFP

File photo of Sourav Ganguly. AFP

"I have not heard this. They have played against Australia (in the first and only day-night Test) at the Adelaide Oval in November last year," Ganguly said.

"I would like to see what directives come from the BCCI. It's happening all around the world. It's a matter of time before it happens in India."

Ganguly is the first in the country to take the initiative as the CAB has planned the Super League final (18-21 June) under lights using a pink kookaburra ball.

The technical committee chairman of the board also recommended using pink ball in the upcoming Duleep Trophy on an experimental basis ahead of the proposed day-night Test against New Zealand.

The three-match Test series against New Zealand will be played at Indore, Kanpur and Kolkata with the Eden Gardens expected to host the country's first  day/night Test.

Published Date: Jun 16, 2016 | Updated Date: Jun 16, 2016



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