Virat fine with D/N Tests: Ganguly
Kolkata, October 25
BCCI president Sourav Ganguly said India skipper Virat Kohli is open to the idea of playing Day-night Tests and it could be a reality in near future. He had a meeting with Kohli in Mumbai on Thursday. “There are reports that he (Kohli) does not want to play Day-night Tests, which is not the fact. So, once the captain of India is agreeable to it, life becomes a lot easier. We will see how we can push it. The game needs move to forward,” Ganguly said.
The former India captain had been a vocal advocate of pink-ball Test in order to bring back the spectators to the stadium. “We all are thinking about this and we will do something about it. I am a firm believer in Day-night Tests. I don’t know when that will happen. But till the time I am around, I will be pushing for it,” Ganguly said.However, it must be mentioned that if Ganguly’s tenure is not extended beyond July, the Day-night Test might not be a reality as India next play five-day games at home only in December 2020-January, 2021. The home Tests against Bangladesh are the last for this season. — PTI
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