The Eden Gardens is the oldest cricket stadium in India, also a popular one in world cricket. two World Cup finals were held there ( T20 in 2016 and the WC final in 1987), Also have some great memories of test cricket. the home ground of Kolkata Knight Riders is going to witness another chapter of Indian cricket history. the first Day/Night Test match in India could play here. India wants a Day-Night Test at Kolkata and waiting for the response of BCB
It’s learned that BCB has proposed by the BCCI to play a Day-Night at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. Which will be the 2nd test match of Bangladesh tour and will start from 22nd November to 26th November. A top BCCI official told that they are working on it. BCB is yet not decided about the proposal according to a Cricbuzz report.
The second and final Test of the upcoming India-Bangladesh series at Kolkata’s Eden Gardens could be played under lights 🌞🌝https://t.co/NrMcxFvaYv
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) October 29, 2019
Akram Khan a former Bangladeshi cricketer, and current operations chairman of BCB told reporters in Dhaka that, BCCI has proposed them for a Day-Night test match and they will give BCCI a decision about it after thinking for a while. They have received the letter two or three days ago, And will decide after a discussion. BCB will give an opinion within one or two days.
The Cricbuzz reported that BCB chief executive Nizamuddin Chowdhury said that they cannot decide until they get a green signal from the players and Team management. He declared that it’s a technical matter because they need preparation to play a Test match with a pink ball. In the past, Bangladesh had refused a similar proposal by New Zealand because of a lack of preparation with the pink ball.
Sourav Ganguly former India captain, and currently BCCI president expecting a positive reply from BCB, while Indian captain Virat Kohli is on his support. During India’s recent series against South Africa at home, the empty stadiums are the main reason for this innovative idea.
— CricketNDTV (@CricketNDTV) October 28, 2019
Previously, in December last year, India had rejected a proposal to play a pink-ball Test in Adelaide by Cricket Australia. Around the same time, Team India skipped a similar proposal against the West Indies at Rajkot. Team management explained that their team needs more practice with the pink ball under lights before playing it on the international level. Eventually, many critics thought that the Indian team fears that spinners may not get the same benefit from the pink ball which they normally get from the traditional red ball.
Bangladesh going to start its India tour with the 3 T20Is, starting on 3rd November.