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Bangladesh accept BCCI’s request to play day-night Test in Kolkata
Eden Gardens to host first-ever pink-ball Test

Bangladesh accept BCCI’s request to play day-night Test in Kolkata

Bangladesh Cricket Board have accepted BCCI’s request to play day-night Test at Eden Gardens, Kolkata.

The second Test between the two sides will be a day-night encounter with Eden Gardens becoming the first Indian venue to host a pink-ball Test.

Bangladesh will start off their tour with three T20Is, starting November 3 before going on to the Test series. The first Test will be played on November 14 while the pink-ball encounter will start on November 22.

Bangladesh, like India, haven’t played a pink-ball Test since the concept first started in November 2015.

Bangladesh head coach, Russell Domingo, said his side were excited about the prospect of playing a top-class side at a historical venue.

"As the coach and some of the players and all the other senior players, we think that it's a great opportunity," Domingo said.

"I don't think India have played a pink-ball Test before. We haven't played a pink-ball Test. It's a massive occasion at the Eden Gardens.

"It will be a new experience for both the teams. So we are very excited about it. It will be a great occasion under the lights against one of the best team in the world, probably the best team in the world also. So we are really looking forward to the challenge."