India’s First Ever Pink Ball Day-Night Cricket Test Kicks Off At Eden Gardens





Tremendous atmosphere at Eden for the pink test, says BCCI President Sourav Ganguly.

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India’s First Ever Pink Ball Day-Night Cricket Test Kicks Off At Eden Gardens

India’s FIRST-ever pink ball day and night cricket test kicked off on 22nd November at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.

The Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina and Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee inaugurated India’s first Day-Night Test by ringing the Eden Gardens Bell just before the start of play at 1 p.m. on Friday.

Bangladesh won the toss and elected to bat first.

Talking about the event, the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) President and former Indian cricketer Sourav Ganguly wrote on his Twitter page, “Tremendous atmosphere at Eden for the pink test.”

India’s first pink ball match took place in Kolkata on 18 July 2016. It was CAB Super League Final between Bhowanipore Club and Mohan Bagan.

By the way, the first day-night first-class match in India was held much earlier: in April 1997, the Ranji Trophy final between Delhi and Mumbai was played at Gwalior under lights.

A pink ball was not used, with play carried for five days using a white ball.







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