As per the reports, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has offered a proposal of playing a pink ball test match to the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB),as New Zealand has turned down India’s offer. RCB still didn’t replied on that, but the reports also say that BCCI is also approaching Cricket Australia, as they are touring India next year.
A BCCI official told New Zealand Indian Express today that, “The New Zealand board is not willing to play day-night Test as they are not comfortable with the Indian conditions. There are various reasons, for instance the dew factor and ground conditions. New Zealand played the first day-night Test against Australia and players could not find batting and fielding easy at dusk. So BCCI has got in touch with ECB and Cricket Australia to find out if they are interested in playing one day-night Test when they travel to India.”
The day-night test match was previously scheduled to be played at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata, as Sourav Ganguly which was all ready to host that match at their home turf. But, now Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium is supposed to host it.
A BCCI source told that, “If the shine remains then the ball will swing more but it will be of no help to spinners. There will no natural wear and tear, and will also impact the reverse swing. So it was decided to test it in NCA first.”