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BCCI confirms first day-night Test at world’s largest stadium

The BCCI took a couple of important calls regarding pink-ball Tests in India during its Apex Council meeting

Ahmedabad’s Sardar Patel Stadium seems set to host a day-night pink-ball Test against England in 2021, according to ESPNcricinfo.

The decision was taken during the BCCI’s Apex Council meeting which was attended by Sourav Ganguly and Jay Shah.

The report adds that India will play a day-night Test during the 2020-21 Tour of Australia, something that the hosts were hoping would take place.

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BCCI President Sourav Ganguly had earlier informally announced the starting date of this year’s IPL. (Getty Images)

BCCI’s call to play a day-night Test in Australia was confirmed after Earl Eddings. The chairman of Cricket Australia met with the Indian heads during the recent ODI series.

India won that series easily and it will be interesting to see how they do once Australia comes calling.

Cricket Australian wanted to host two pink-ball Tests but Ganguly wasn’t too keen on the idea (h/t ESPNcricinfo.):

“Two out of four would be a bit too much with the pink ball”.

The report adds that either Brisbane or Adelaide would be the host for the day-night Test.

Brisbane will host the first Test of the series while Adelaide would be home to one of the later matches.

Ganguly taking bold decisions as BCCI supremo

The former India captain has made some big decisions since becoming the BCCI head. Eden Gardens was the host of the first pink-ball Test.

India defeated Bangladesh in that one-sided contest at Kolkata a few months back.

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Kolkata was home for India’s first pink-ball Test match against Bangladesh (Image credit: AFP)

The Ahmedabad stadium should be the biggest ground in the world with a capacity of 110,000. Hosting a pink-ball Test will add more glamour to the stadium.

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