Sports: Pink ball test not be organized in India from now on? BCCI took this big decision!
Can it be predicted that day-night test matches will not be played in India? Day-Night Test refers to matches played with pink balls. If reports are to be believed, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has taken an important decision regarding organizing such matches on Indian grounds. The Indian Cricket Board does not want to host day-night Test matches in the domestic season, neither in men's cricket nor in women's cricket. BCCI does not seem to be interested in promoting a day-night test with pink ball.
According to the report, BCCI Secretary Jay Shah while talking to the journalists said that the Indian Board is no longer keen on the Pink Ball Test, this is because instead of lasting 4 or 5 days, it ends in 2 to 3 days.
The reason behind BCCI's loss of interest in the pink ball test
Jay Shah further said that BCCI has made efforts to popularize the pink ball. However, pink ball matches are over in just 2-3 consecutive days, whereas cricket lovers prefer Test matches to last for 4 to 5 days. Shah said that the last Pink Ball Test was played in Australia and since then no country has organized such an event.
India's record in the Pink Ball Test
Team India has played four Pink Ball Tests so far, out of which it has won three and lost one. The last pink ball Test was against Sri Lanka at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru, which was completed in three days. As for the Indian women's cricket team, they played their only pink-ball Test against Australia in 2021, which ended in a draw in Queensland.