After many other teams, Indian unit has finally jumped on the bandwagon as far as playing day-night Test cricket is concerned. Welcoming this notion, the men in blue arranged a day-night red-ball game against Bangladesh which is scheduled to get underway from November 22 in the iconic stadium of Eden Gardens, Kolkata.
President of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Sourav Ganguly is excited to see India becoming a part of this initiative as he thinks that day-night cricket is the future of the game. The former skipper admits that the purest format of the game needed rejuvenation and this move will go on to swell the audience of the game.
Sourav said that there’s no secret about people having busy lives which makes it unable to spend the day time at stadium and for this reason, the day-night games will help them enjoy their leisure time with their families. This was evident from the fact that the Test series against South Africa witnessed a poor turnout, but the first three days of the forthcoming Kolkata Test have been sold out. Indian fans sit ready and excited to give their team a roaring welcome to this new initiative.