Ganguly says, BCCI will host more day-night Tests in future
Former Indian captain and present president of BCCI, Sourav Ganguly said that BCCI have all plans to host more day-night Test matches in future and he believes that will attract more audience towards the format.
India have successfully started their league with day-night Tests which was a long time pending one for the no.1 Test team. Hosting Bangladesh in the historical Test, the hosts comprehensively won the Test even by an innings.
The Kolkata Test has made some revolutionary changes in the history of Indian cricket as the success of the match has opened doors to host as many day-night Test matches in India in future. BCCI president Sourav Ganguly confirmed that there will be more day-night Tests in future.
Sourav Ganguly took some moments to thank his fellow officials from the board, who made it successful in hosting the day-night Test. The former Indian captain also revealed that the TV impression for the Kolkata Test was three times greater than that for a normal Test match in India.
“Yes, we got that passed in the governing body. Different associations will host the matches,” said BCCI president Sourav Ganguly. Credit should be given to (treasurer) Arun Dhumal and (secretary) Jay Shah also, and the Apex Council members for the pink-ball Test. Within three days (after assuming office) we had a meeting and told them this (day-night Test) has to happen.
I got emails within a minute saying we’ll go ahead with it. And you saw the success. Star Sports sent us a feedback that the eyeballs were three times than it’s actually in a Test match. And that too India weren’t playing the strongest team in the world. Imagine playing against England, Australia and South Africa. I think it’s going to be remarkable,” he concluded.