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  1. Optimistic Sourav Ganguly awaiting BCCI directives on day-night Test

Optimistic Sourav Ganguly awaiting BCCI directives on day-night Test

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly, who now wears the administrator's hat as president of Cricket Association of Bengal, remains optimistic about Eden Gardens hosting the country's first-ever day-night Test, against New Zealand, and is awaiting directives from BCCI.

By: | Kolkata | Published: June 16, 2016 9:51 PM
Ganguly is the first in the country to take the initiative as the CAB has planned the Super League final (June 18-21) under lights using a pink kookaburra ball.(PTI) Ganguly is the first in the country to take the initiative as the CAB has planned the Super League final (June 18-21) under lights using a pink kookaburra ball.(PTI)

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly, who now wears the administrator’s hat as president of Cricket Association of Bengal, remains optimistic about Eden Gardens hosting the country’s first-ever day-night Test, against New Zealand, and is awaiting directives from BCCI.

There were reports which had claimed that New Zealand Cricket does not want to play day-night Test in India during their three-match series, tentatively scheduled for October.

“I have not heard this. They have played against Australia (in the first and only day-night Test) at the Adelaide Oval in November last year,” Ganguly said.

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“I would like to see what directives come from the BCCI. It’s happening all around the world. It’s a matter of time before it happens in India.”

Ganguly is the first in the country to take the initiative as the CAB has planned the Super League final (June 18-21) under lights using a pink kookaburra ball.

The technical committee chairman of the Board also recommended using pink ball in the upcoming Duleep Trophy on an experimental basis ahead of the proposed day-night Test against New Zealand.

The three-match Test series against New Zealand will be played at Indore, Kanpur and Kolkata with the Eden Gardens expected to host the country’s first international five-day day/night match.

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