The Board of Control for Cricket in India has proposed India’s maiden Day-Night Test to Bangladesh at Eden Gardens. However, the Bangladesh Cricket Board is yet to confirm their final decision. Bangladesh Cricket Board operation chairman Akram Khan has confirmed the news.
Subsequently, if Bangladesh Cricket Board gives a green chit to the proposal, India will play their maiden Pink-Ball Test match. Both teams will take on each other in the upcoming series.
Both teams are yet to play their maiden Day-Night Test.
The first Test match will take place at Indore from November 14 and the second one at Eden Gardens could be a pink-ball Test match, provided Bangladesh agrees to the proposal.
Meanwhile, recently newly appointed BCCI president had confirmed that they are looking forward to playing Day-Night Test. .
“They [BCCI] have proposed [Day-Night Test] to us and we will let them know after thinking a while,” BCB cricket operation chairman Akram Khan told reporters on Sunday. We have received the letter two or three days ago and we will take a decision in this regard but we have not discussed about it. We will let them know about our decision within one or two days,” Akram Khan said.
On the other hand, the chief executive of BCB, Nizamuddin Chowdhury has added that they haven’t yet finalized the decision. But the final call will depend on players and the think tank of the team.
“At first we have to take the consent of the players and members of the team management about it. It is totally a technical matter [playing day-night Test from skill perspective] and we have to consider that there is preparation required to play a Test with a pink ball,” Chowdhury said.
Meanwhile, India had rejected Australia’s proposal to play Day-Night Test on its last tour. Similarly, Bangladesh had also denied New Zealand’s request due to a lack of preparation. Thus, it would be interesting to note the BCB decision.
Bangladesh will play the first T20I at Arun Jaitley stadium in New Delhi on 3rd November.