India to host day-night Test against New Zealand

BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur says the upcoming Duleep Trophy would serve as a trial run before the Test

Sports Desk April 21, 2016

Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Anurag Thakur has said India would host a day-night Test match during New Zealand’s visit later this year.

“We will play one day-night Test match with pink ball against New Zealand later this year,” Thakur said on Thursday.

The pink ball, used in day-night Tests, is yet to be trialled in India, where dew could be a concern under lights.

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However, Thakur said, the upcoming Duleep Trophy would serve as a trial run before the Test.

“Duleep Trophy will act as a dress rehearsal for the day-night Test match."

The BCCI secretary added the venue for the day-night Test match is yet to be decided.

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“While we have not zeroed in on the venue, there are factors that need to be taken into account,” Thakur said.

It is expected all the major names from India’s Test team will feature in the Duleep Trophy to adapt playing with the pink ball.

Thakur was quoted by ESPNCricinfo.


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