WICB agree to play day-night Test in India


"The Committee (CoA) considered the proposal of converting one of the two Test matches into a day-night match and considered the view of all stakeholders and the view was unanimous favouring this experiment", Chaudhary said.

Keeping an eye on the 2019 World Cup, India have made a decision to play as many limited-overs matches and that's why will they will host Australia for five ODIs and two T20Is in February and March.

Either Hyderabad or Rajkot may host India's maiden day-night Test match when the West Indies will arrive for a tour later this year.

India are scheduled to play against Afghanistan in a lone Test from June 14 in Bengaluru, which will be the latter's first Test, kick-starting the home season.

The CoA was unhappy that acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary had explored and discussed the possibility of playing a D-N Test with Ravi Shastri even as the head coach was not averse to the idea. The venues were also decided on Saturday for the tour.

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The Windies will play two Tests, five ODIs and three Twenty 20 internationals in October-November and Australia will play five ODIs and two Twenty20 internationals in February-March 2019. After the Afghanistan Test, there's an Asia Cup scheduled to start from September 18, but that depends on the Indian government granting permission for the Pakistan cricket team to travel to the country. Mumbai, Guwahati, Kochi, Indore and Pune will host the five ODIs against the Caribbeans, while Kolkata, Chennai and Kanpur have been selected for three T20 internationals. "The dates for T20 matches are 4, 6 and 11 November", the BCCI acting secretary said.

India will leave for Australia after the T20I series for a two-month long tour.

But with former captain Sourav Ganguly also present in the committee proposing the same, it's unlikely that the COA may have any more reservations.

Yesterday, Choudhary penned down a stinging letter to the Supreme Court-appointed committee for arresting all the functioning powers of the current set of office-bearers of the BCCI.

Hitting back at the CoA's move, Choudhary, in his letter to the CoA, questioned several decisions taken by the committee since its formation on January 2 a year ago besides accusing them of systematically usurping powers from the BCCI office bearers.