THE long-cherished dream of Sourav Ganguly, ex-India skipper now heading BCCI, to introduce Day & Night test matches in the cricket crazy nation will become a reality. For many years before his new incarnation as the BCCI boss, he had been batting for Day and Night Test matches to regain popularity of the gentle man’s game the world has inherited from the British. The longest and the oldest version of the game played over five days has over time lost sheen and clientale post 50 overs ODI’s and followed by 20-20 cricket. Incumbent India’s cricket captain Virat Kohli , noted cricketer Sachin Tendulkar , former Skipper Mohammed Azharuddin, now chief of the Hyderabad Cricket Association, are among those who have hailed Ganguly’s initiative . Incidentally, the venue for the first Day and Night Cricket in India will be Kolkata where the BCCI chief was born ,grew up, studied and made debut in the game. India and Bangladesh have agreed to play the first-ever Day-Night Test match in the subcontinent at the iconic Eden Gardens Stadium we Bongs are proud of.

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