Possibility of a day-night Test at Eden Gardens in Kolkata: There is a high chance of the day-night Test of India vs Bangladesh at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata that is scheduled to start from 22nd of November. At the felicitation by the Cricket Association Of Bengal to the newly made BCCI president, Sourav Ganguly, he said that there might be a possibility of a day-night test of India vs Bangladesh with a pink ball as usual.
Possibility of a day-night Test at Eden Gardens in Kolkata
Sourav Ganguly said that the test cricket has to be brought forward and as he is selected as a BCCI president, he will look into how to increase spectators in every format and increase their excitement for the match be it a test cricket or any other format. He also said that in other countries, test cricket with the pink ball has increased and also there have been lots and lots of spectators who came to watch their favorites play with the pink ball in a day-night Test.
Ganguly said that he had a meeting with the Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma over this topic and they fully agreed to it and why would they not? After all, it is the development of test cricket in India. He added that he wants to make quick decisions over this and they might decide to conduct the day-night test at Kolkata with a pink ball.
With day-night cricket, people will get more excited to see test cricket happen under lights and with a pink ball. There would be lots of people who would visit because of a change in the regular test cricket. With the hype of t20 cricket, test cricket has not been given importance in India and this needs to be looked after. The newly formed president is looking forward to developing Indian cricket so that fans gather in every format with the same excitement.