Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly will take up the new role of President of Board Of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). The former cricketer is set to make changes with regard to day-night Test matches after he will start the new journey on October 23. As the inaugural edition of ICC World Test Championship 2019-21 is going on, Ganguly opines that its a good chance for India to organise day-night matches.
Everyone is keen to see Ganguly taking the position of president. He is accepted to make some healthy changes during his tenure which will end in the middle of next year. He opines that he will discuss the idea of Pink ball cricket once he holds the office.
“We will deal with it. It is too early for me to comment on how we will work on this, but let me take office and then we will discuss this with every member,” he explained.
Cricket Australia (CA) is organising a day-night Test match with Pakistan next month which will be the part of World Test Championship. Ganguly expresses that WTC is the right platform for India to start the day-night Test matches.
“World Test Championship has day-night Test because of Adelaide will host pink-ball Test. I don’t think it is the right call to say that World Test Championship wouldn’t have day-night Tests,” he pointed.
It’s just a different ball: Sourav Ganguly
An ICC official also earlier said that teams have the option to play day-night Test matches in the World Test Championship if both the teams agree.
“With the agreement of both members, it can be a day-night or day affair in the World Test Championship,” the official told IANS.
Ganguly said that India is capable of playing day-night Test matches. The difference between both the game is just the change in the ball, he opines.
“Day-night Test is the way forward. Every country has to play day-night Test, that’s a long-term future for Test cricket. They (India) are a good side, they will win day-night Test matches also. There is no difference in day-night Test matches and day Tests. It’s just a different ball. They are such class players, they can win,” Ganguly said.