India is going to play its first day-night Test Match against Bangladesh in Kolkata from 22nd of November 2019. The Newly Appointed President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Sourav Ganguly has confirmed in a press release. The test match will be played between both teams at Eden Gardens in Kolkata from 22-26 November. Earlier a proposal was sent to Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) from BCCI to organize 2nd test match between them as Day-Night test cricket match and finally, BCB has accepted BCCI’s proposal. Earlier in 2016, the Duleep Trophy matches were played under the lights with pink balls at Shaheed Vijay Singh Pathik Sports Complex in Greater Noida.
About Day-Night Test Match
Day/Night test match is a five-day-long cricket match that is played between two teams. Each day of this test match is started in a day and ended at night whereas In traditional Test Match Each day is started in the morning and ended in the evening. Some parts of this cricket match game which are played in the night are played under floodlights. In cricket mostly floodlights are used for organizing one-day international cricket match and t20 match however this trend has been changing since the Day-night test match was introduced. Pink cricket ball is used for this test match as compared to traditional red ball because it has better visibility in floodlights.
The first day/night international test cricket match was played between Australia and New Zealand at the Adelaide Oval Ground in Adelaide on 27 November 2015 and In this match, Australia defeated New Zealand by 3 wickets. Since 2015 many such matches have been played between teams. Till now Australia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, West Indies, Zimbabwe, and South Africa have played their day/night international test cricket matches. In 1979 International Cricket Council (ICC) officially announced to conduct this type of test match and after 36 years first international Day/Night test cricket match was played.