Virat Kohli-led India have agreed to play their first-ever Day-Night Test at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata and it’s now down to the Bangladeshi players for the approval.
“They (BCCI) have proposed (a Day-Night Test) and we will let them know after thinking a while,” BCB cricket operation Chairman Akram Khan told the reporters on Sunday.
“We have received the letter two or three days (back) and we will take a decision in this regard but we have not discussed it (yet). We will let them know about our decision within one or two days,” he said.
The newly-elected BCCI President Sourav Ganguly had earlier said that since Indian captain Virat Kohli is agreeable, Team India could be playing their first-ever Day-Night Test as soon as in the Bangladesh series.
The first Test between the two sides will start on November 14 in Indore while the second is scheduled to be played at the Eden Gardens from November 22.
BCB chief Nizamuddin Chowdhury revealed that the board can take a decision only after getting players’ and team management’s consent.
“At first we have to take the consent of the players and members of the team management about it. It is totally a technical matter (playing day-night Test from skill perspective) and we have to consider that there is preparation required to play a Test with a pink ball,” he was quoted as saying to Cricbuzz.
Bangladesh’s tour of India will begin with a three-match T20I series, starting November 3 in New Delhi.