BCCI President Sourav Ganguly expressed gratitude toward Caption Virat Kohli after the second Test against Bangladesh to be played in Kolkata was affirmed as a day-night coordinate. It will be the principal day-night Test to be played in India. “I’m incredibly regarded that Eden Gardens will have the debut day-night Test coordinate. I express gratitude toward Bangladesh Cricket Board President and his group for tolerating our solicitation without prior warning. I additionally say thanks to India Captain Virat Kohli for his co-activity,” Ganguly was cited as saying by ANI.
“The BCB has affirmed and we are having a pink-ball Test. It’s a decent advancement. Test cricket needs this push. I and my group were bowed on it and gratitude to Virat (Kohli) likewise, he concurred,” Sourav Ganguly had said before.
Sourav Ganguly, who got down to business as BCCI President a week ago, had clarified that he would push for India to play and host day-night Test matches.
It has been a long time since the main day-night Test was played, when Australia took on New Zealand at the Adelaide Oval in November 2015. This will be the first run through India will play a Test coordinate under the lights.
In the wake of assuming responsibility for the BCCI, Ganguly had talked about day-night Tests with Virat Kohli and had said that the captain was agreeable to it.
India will play Bangladesh in a two-coordinate Test arrangement, starting on November 14. The primary Test will be played in Indore. The subsequent Test, to be held at Kolkata’s Eden Gardens, will begin on November 22.
The match at Eden Gardens will start at 2 pm IST and have Tea and Drinks breaks.