Mumbai: The Indian cricket workforce might play a minimum of one Day-Night time Take a look at throughout its tour of Australia later this 12 months after skipper Virat Kohli stated on Monday he was open to the concept.
BCCI president Sourav Ganguly and secretary Jay Shah met the highest officers of Cricket Australia and England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) throughout a casual assembly right here on Monday.
It’s understood that the ‘Meet and Greet’ session was meant to debate a spread of coverage points on the subject of the ICC’s proposed four-day Assessments, one world meet per 12 months, a four-nation Tremendous sequence involving the ‘Large Three and Day-Night time Assessments.
Whereas nobody was prepared to return on report, it’s understood that each the BCCI and Cricket Australia are on similar web page so far as enjoying one Day-Night time Take a look at in Australia is worried.
Through the 2018-19 tour, Cricket Australia had failed in its bid to persuade India to play a ‘Pink Ball Take a look at’ on the Adelaide Oval. The Indian workforce administration then cited lack of expertise of utilizing the pink ball underneath lights as the explanation.
Nonetheless, after Ganguly took over the reins of BCCI, the primary ever pink ball Take a look at in India was held between India and Bangladesh, which prompted Cricket Australia to pitch for a Day-Night time sport in the course of the subsequent tour.
“The modalities are but to be finalised however possibilities look vivid that India will play a Take a look at match underneath lights throughout their subsequent tour of Australia,” a senior BCCI functionary advised PTI on the situation of anonymity.
The official additionally confirmed that no such proposal has come from New Zealand Cricket (NZC). India will play two Assessments in New Zealand subsequent month.
“We’re prepared and up for the problem – whether or not it is Gabba, Perth… it would not matter to us. It is develop into a really thrilling characteristic of any Take a look at sequence and we’re open to enjoying day-night Assessments,” Kohli stated earlier within the day.
So far as the ICC’s proposed one world white-ball event per 12 months in the course of the subsequent FTP Cycle (2023-2031) is worried, all of the boards have expressed sturdy opposition.