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India to play first ever Day & Night Test match at Kolkata

TPE Correspondent

Patiala, October 30

 

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) agreed to Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) proposal to host a day-night Test in the upcoming 2-Test series between the two teams. India will thus host their first ever pink-ball Test at Eden Gardens, Kolkata from November 22.

Newly-appointed BCCI president Sourav Ganguly, who has been an ardent supporter of day-night Tests, made his intentions clear when he said Virat Kohli was agreeable to India playing day-night Tests.

Ganguly, on Monday, confirmed he had spoken to BCB CEO Nizamuddin Chaudhary about BCCI’s proposal to play the 2nd and final Test of the 2-match series in Kolkata with the pink-ball. He said BCB were agreeable but that the cricket body wanted to discuss with its players and team management before taking the final call.

“I spoke to the BCB president (Nazmul Hassan). They are agreeable; they wanted to speak to the players. I’m sure it will be a day/night match. They will also officially announce it soon,” Ganguly was quoted as saying by the PTI.

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