Listen to the latest songs, only on JioSaavn.com
 

India Propose Day-Night Test At Eden Gardens, Bangladesh Yet To Agree

Updated: 27 October 2019 19:17 IST

The Bangladesh Cricket Board has confirmed that the BCCI has proposed to play the Eden Gardens five-day game under lights.

India Propose Day-Night Test At Eden Gardens, Bangladesh Yet To Agree
Eden Gardens will host the second Test between India and Bangladesh. © AFP

India's upcoming home series against Bangladesh could feature a day-night Test as the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has confirmed that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has proposed to play the Eden Gardens five-day game under lights. "They (BCCI) have proposed (a Day-Night Test) and we will let them know after thinking a while," BCB cricket operation Chairman Akram Khan said on Sunday.

"We have received the letter two or three days (back) and we will take a decision in this regard but we have not discussed it (yet). We will let them know about our decision within one or two days," he added.

If the visitors agree, Kolkata could host India's first-ever day-night Test.

The first Test of the two-match series will start on November 14 in Indore while the second is scheduled to be played at the Eden Gardens from November 22.

On Friday, newly-elected BCCI president Sourav Ganguly had said that skipper Virat Kohli is keen on playing pink-ball Tests.

"I must say that Virat Kohli is agreeable to it. There are reports that he does not want to play day-night Tests which is not the fact. So once the captain of India is agreeable to it, life becomes a lot easier. We will see how we can push it. The game needs to go forward," Ganguly had said.

The first-ever day-night Test match was played between Australia and New Zealand at the Adelaide Oval in November 2015. Four years later, the number one Test team in the world, India, are yet to play a five-day game under lights.

Before the Test series, India and Bangladesh will play a three-match T20I series, starting on November 3.

(With IANS Inputs)

Comments
Topics mentioned in this article India India Cricket Team Bangladesh Bangladesh Cricket Team Eden Gardens Eden Gardens Cricket
Highlights
  • India will host Bangladesh for a two-match Test series
  • BCCI has proposed to play the Eden Gardens Test under lights
  • If the BCB agree, Kolkata could host India's first-ever day-night Test
Related Articles
Avishek Dalmiya Becomes Youngest Cricket Association Of Bengal President
Avishek Dalmiya Becomes Youngest Cricket Association Of Bengal President
Ranji Trophy: Bengal vs Delhi Match Gets Special Visitor In Steve Waugh
Ranji Trophy: Bengal vs Delhi Match Gets Special Visitor In Steve Waugh
"Stood There, Looked Stupid": Magnus Carlsen Shares Experience Of Ringing Ceremonial Bell In Day-Night Test
"Stood There, Looked Stupid": Magnus Carlsen Shares Experience Of Ringing Ceremonial Bell In Day-Night Test
"Learnt To Stand Up, Give It Back": Virat Kohli Credits Sourav Ganguly For Winning Habit
"Learnt To Stand Up, Give It Back": Virat Kohli Credits Sourav Ganguly For Winning Habit
India vs Bangladesh 2nd Test Highlights: India Become 1st Team To Claim 4 Successive Innings Wins In Test Cricket
India vs Bangladesh 2nd Test Highlights: India Become 1st Team To Claim 4 Successive Innings Wins In Test Cricket
Advertisement