Eden D/N Test timing rescheduled
Therefore, the game will begin at 1 PM IST and the day’s play will end by 8 PM from November 22 to 26 at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. This will be the first ever day-night Test in both teams’ cricket history. The Cricket Board of India (BCCI) and the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) are organizing different attractive things for the match.
But undoubtedly, the main attraction will be in the match. And the dew at night is ready to interrupt it. Which can have a lot of impact on the evening session play.
So, considering the dew factor the time of the start of the Eden Test are set thirty minutes ahead of the previous time. Although it was decided to start the match at two o’clock in the afternoon, the match will start at around 1 PM IST due to dew and the match will end at 8 PM.
An official of the BCCI confirmed the information. Originally, Indian dew began to increase from eight in the night in local time. So he was brought forward the match half an hour. He also mentioned the length of three sessions a day.
He told the Indian news agency Indo Asian News Service (IANS),
“In view of the impact of dew, the CAB had proposed to advance the match by half an hour. The BCCI has agreed to the proposal. As a result, the match will start at 1 pm. The first session will end at 3 pm. Later, the second session will start at 3:40 pm and continue till 5:40 pm. And the last session will be from 6 pm to 8 pm.”
Earlier, reminding of dew during the night, Eden’s pitch curator Sujan Mukherjee said, “Usually after 8 or 8:30 pm, dew begins to fall. We noticed this in white ball cricket this year. So, if the game ends before 8 pm, I don’t think dew can have much effect. Besides, we have taken appropriate measures to combat dewy violence.”
It should be noted that Bangladesh will take the field on Thursday, November 14 in the first of a two-match Test series against a strong India.