India-Bangladesh can have a Day-Night Test Match in Kolkata
07 11 2019Posted by perfect11 0
“Just 3 seconds” is all that it took Sourav Ganguly to persuade Indian captain Virat Kohli into enjoying a India Bangladesh day night match, the BCCI president disclosed on Sunday.
Less than every week when he took reins of BCCI, Ganguly, who had introduced pink ball at the domestic level because the technical committee chairman 3 years ago, was successful in ever-changing the Indian Cricket Board’s stance.g time however BCCI wasn’t in its favor.
India so can finally play their first-ever day/night test match versus Bangladesh at Eden Gardens in Kolkata between 22 and 26 November, concerning four years when Australia and New Zealand set it getting into Adelaide.
“Honestly I don’t grasp why and what was the rationale they failed to need to play and settle for the D/N test match(in Adelaide). I met him for an hour and the 1st question was we’d like to possess day/night Tests and the answer in 3 seconds was let’s plow ahead and try this,” Ganguly said about meeting Kohli before the choice meeting in Mumbai on 24 October.
The Indian team had previously place down Australia’s request for a pink-ball Test match at the Adelaide Oval last year whereas suggesting hosting archipelago in day/night Tests too had got shelved.
“I really don’t know what happened in the past and what was the reason but I found him absolutely acceptable to play D/N Tests. He realizes and thinks that empty stands in Tests are not the right way forward.”
Ganguly firmly believed that the idea of india bangladesh day night match can facilitate test cricket match to regain its quality within the sub-continent at a time once lukewarm response throughout India’s 3-0 whitewash of South Africa became a cause for concern