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

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.

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

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.

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Updated Date: Jun 16, 2016 21:40:15 IST