BCCI’s president Sourav Ganguly informed that Cricket Australia (CA) hadn’t contacted him for day-night Test matches in the 2020/21 Border–Gavaskar Trophy in Australia. But former Indian captain said that he would look forward if there is any proposal with CA.
Ganguly’s statement came after Cricket Australia (CA) chairman Earl Eddings said that the board is looking forward to putting a deal to BCCI to introduce two day-night Test matches in the next summer’s Test series between Australia and India.
“Pleasingly they’ve played their first day-night Test and won easily. Now they’ve got through that it might give them the right build-up to it over here. I’ve got no doubt they’ll consider playing one and maybe even more day-night Test matches. But that’s down the track to when we catch up with them in January,” Eddings was quoted as saying by ESPNCricinfo.
I haven’t heard anything from the Australian Cricket Board – Sourav Ganguly
Sourav Ganguly said that two day-night Test matches in the four-match Test series would be too much. He clarified that he had not been directly contacted by the CA yet.
“Whether India goes to play 2 Day-night Tests in Australia is not assured. 2 out of 4 would be a bit too much with the pink ball. We will assess it. I read it in the newspapers this morning. I haven’t heard anything from the Australian Cricket Board. We will deal with it as it comes,” Ganguly said.
Cricket Australia wants to bring change in Border–Gavaskar
CA Chairman Eddings has expressed to ESPNCricinfo that in the traditional four-match Test series between the two teams, he wants to add one more Test match to make it a five-match Test series. He will look forward to talking BCCI for the same.
“Ideally we want to be playing five Tests against India, hopefully in the future, we can do that as well,” he said.