India not to play pink ball Test in next 18 months!
A piece of information emerged from the Committee of Administrators (CoA) to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), revealed India will not participate in any Day – Night Test until next eighteen months, making it now highly unlikely for the country to be a part of pink ball affair until 2020.
A communication made by one of the Indian news publishers to CoA members, said coach Ravi Shastri and the senior team management are not yet ready to take part in the Day – Night Test match.
The CoA member said, “The Committee of Administrators had a discussion with the Head Coach of the Senior Men’s team on 12th April, 2018, during which he apprised the Committee of Administrators that whilst Team and the Team management are not averse to playing Day/Night Test Matches, they want sufficient preparation over 12-18 months before competing with foreign teams.
“The Committee of Administrators has been informed that the above views of the Team and Team management were communicated to the Technical Committee (headed by Sourav Ganguly) during the meeting held on 16th April, 2018.
“Based on the views of the Team and Team Management, the Committee of Administrators has now decided that day/night Test matches will not be played for the next 12-18 months,” he said.