India plans to play its first day and night test match in 2019, with new BCCI President Sourav Ganguly, tipped to bring the format in India.
With the advancement in cricket, many are supporting in the launch of day and night test match for team India. New BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has claimed that Indian skipper Virat Kohli is also interested in the format.
So, Ganguly’s panel has proposed to Bangladesh Cricket board for a day-night Test at Eden Gardens, Kolkata in the upcoming series held in November.
BCB’s cricket operations chairman Akram Khan said, “They have proposed us and we will let them know after thinking a while. We received the letter two or three days (ago) and we will make a decision in this regard. BCB has not discussed about it. We will let them know about our decision within one or two days,”
Bangladesh will play two test matches against India as the part of the ICC World Test Championship. The first game will be played in Indore on November 14 and the next tie is scheduled on November 22, if BCB agrees, we might get to see the first Day-Night test match played by India.
Along with India, even Bangladesh are yet to play their first day and night test match. The first-ever day-night game took place between Australia and New Zealand at the Adelaide Oval on 27 November 2015.
So far, 8 out of 12 test playing nations have played pink-ball test; Australia, New Zealand, Pakistan, West Indies, South Africa, England, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe.
Meanwhile, India is dominating in all the test matches it has played after the ODI World Cup, the Indian contingent is yet to be defeated in the Test World Championship and lead the charts after the five games it has played so far.