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BCCI to take decision on day-night Test soon, says Amitabh Chaudhary

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 17 January 2018, 13:57 IST

Amitabh Chaudhary, acting secretary of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said that decision will be taken on the playing of the first 'Day Night Test' in the country soon. The eight Test playing nations have played Day Night Test, but India has not done so much in the rankings so far.

According to PTI, on the occasion of the announcement of a Test match played in Bengaluru from 14 to 18 June with Afghanistan, Chaudhary said, “This question has been popping up every now and then (about playing and hosting day-night Test) and rightly so. A decision will be taken sooner than later but not in the context of this Test match against Afghanistan.”

The first Day Night Test match was played between Australia and New Zealand in 2015. There have been nine such matches played by the pink ball so far. Former BCCI president Anurag Thakur had earlier said that in 2016, India will play Day-Night Test on home ground with New Zealand, but it could not be done.

Currently, the Indian Test Team is on a tour of South Africa. India, who have a record of winning 9 Test series consecutively, is behind 0-1 in the series against Africa. In the Test match played in the Centurion.

First published: 17 January 2018, 13:57 IST