The Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) is excited and ready to host the first ever day-night Test in India, if they are asked to do so by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

A few days ago there were reports that Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium is in the fray to host India’s first day-night Test after it emerged that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has proposed the idea to England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB). The talks between the two boards are still on as ECB has still not confirmed if they’re willing to play a day-night Test on sub-continental pitches.
It is learnt that BCCI’s decision to approach England came after New Zealand were not willing to play a day-night match in Indian conditions.
MCA’s Joint Hon Secretary PV Shetty welcomed the news, saying it will boost the oldest format of the game.
“Day-night Test cricket is a real good idea and I think it will be good not just for cricketers, but for the crowd too. We (MCA) are very excited about day-night Test and if we get a chance to host the first one in India, we will be more than happy to do so,” Shetty said on the sidelines of the 75th Seth Gordhandas Karsandas Shield cricket tournament’s prize distribution function at Khar Gymkhana recently.

Shetty said that the stadium is well equipped to host the match.
“We have all the facilities and we are ready to play host. I don’t think there should be any problem at all to host a day-night Test at Wankhede,” added Shetty.

Meanwhile,  MCA president Sharad Pawar  and MCA vice-president and former India skipper Dilip Vengsarkar will not be attending BCCI’s working committee meeting at Dharamsala on June 24.

“MCA vice president Ashish Shelar will be representing MCA at the Working Committee this time,” MCA sources confirmed.

  • SHARE
    An avid sports lover, i always wanted to pursue a career in football. But just like the millions out there i did not put in the hard work needed to achieve my dream and now i have become a fan instead of the player. Anyway, writing for sports has kept me closer to this field. One more thing, yours sincerely is a die-hard Liverpool fan. You will never walk alone.

    Related Posts

    Ravichandran Ashwin reveals the name of his favourite captain

    Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin revealed former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly as his favourite captain as he has seen Ganguly mould an Indian team from...

    We Showed We Are A Footballing Nation: US U-17 Coach

    New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) The United States Under-17 football team head coach John Hackworth on Monday said the country can hope for a better...

    Hope To Play For PSG First-Team: US Forward Tim Weah

    New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) The United States forward Tim Weah is hoping that he will be called to the first-team squad of Paris Saint-Germain...

    Germans To Recall 7-1 Maracana Win In Case Of Clash Against Brazil

    New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Germany Under-17 football team head coach Christian Wueck said here on Monday that he will have to motivate his players,...

    U-17 World Cup: Weah’s Hat-Trick Flattens Paraguay In Pre-Quarters

    New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Tim Weah scored thrice as the United States swept past Paraguay 5-0 to storm into the quarter-finals of the FIFA...