Kohli 'agreeable' to day-night Tests, says Ganguly

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Author 2019-10-26 08:02:19

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Although there is no definitive date, India could well play a Day-Night Test in the near future with the new BCCI president Sourav Ganguly saying that skipper Virat Kohli is "agreeable" to it.

Speaking at a felicitation ceremony in Kolkata, a day after Ganguly met both Kohli and Rohit Sharma during the selection committee meeting in Mumbai, the former India captain said he's "a big believer of Day-Night Tests" and that something will be done about it.

"We all are thinking about this. We will do something about this. I am a big believer in day-night Tests. Kohli is agreeable to it. I see a lot of reports in newspapers that he is not, but that is not true. The game needs to go forward and that is the way forward. People should finish work and come to watch champions play. I don't know when that will happen, but it will," Ganguly said.

Ganguly has been advocating playing with the pink ball - as the head of the technical committee in the past, he was part of the think-tank that recommended that Duleep Trophy be played under lights. The Duleep Trophy matches of the 2016-17 season were day-night affairs but the later editions were regular day games. This season's final was supposed to be a day-night game but it was changed to a day match at the last moment.

"Cricket needs a change," he said. "Who had thought that T20 cricket will be such a rage when it was first played? Even we (senior players) were asked to rest when the format was first played. See lifestyles have changed. No one can afford to bunk schools or offices these days to watch cricket. They need to be brought to the ground after day's work."

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