Sourav Ganguly, the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) president has mentioned that one pink-ball Test in each sequence is right and it’ll assist deliver crowds in giant numbers for the longest format of the sport. India and England will subsequent play a pink-ball Test, starting February 24 on the Motera Stadium, Ahmedabad. Fans would even be in attendance for that Test and Ganguly has already mentioned that the stadium is offered out for the upcoming Test. Both India and England head into the pink-ball Test with the four-match series level at 1-1.
“Ahmedabad is completely sold out. I speak to Jay Shah and he’s very keen on these Test matches,” Ganguly informed Star Sports.
“Just for him also cricket is coming back to Ahmedabad after six-seven years because they built the new stadium, and I have told him we have set an example with pink-ball Test last year in Kolkata, so it cannot go beyond that and we want to see every seat and stand full.
“And that is what it’s, the tickets have gone, in addition to for the T20s which can comply with the Tests.
“We wanted the fans back. We could have had them in the first Test in Chennai but we decided to go with the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association, who said let’s see how it goes for the first one because it’s our first game after a long time and we’ll open it up for the second Test.
“I do know the Gujarat Cricket Association will add a bit extra to the cricket, not simply with the sport however a whole lot of different issues across the recreation. It’s going to be an incredible Test match for everybody.”
Talking about the prospects of pink-ball Tests, Ganguly said: “One pink-ball Test in a sequence is right.
“Every generation goes through changes. Pink ball is one of the main changes for Test match cricket, and to keep Test match cricket alive.”
IPL 2021 is ready to be performed from April this yr. The BCCI could be seeking to have followers in attendance for the premier T20 match and Ganguly revealed that the choice concerning followers could be taken very quickly.
Before the match, a mini-auction will be held in Chennai on February 18 and it’ll see 292 gamers going beneath the hammer.
Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Alex Hales, Shakib Al Hasan, and Moeen Ali are a few of the gamers who’ve registered for this yr’s public sale.
“This year is going to be big as well because of what it is. We’ll see whether we can get the crowd back into the IPL, it’s a decision we’ll have to take very shortly. But it’s going to be another great tournament,” mentioned Ganguly.
Earlier this yr, Ganguly was hospitalised twice in Kolkata, nonetheless, the previous India skipper mentioned that he’s “fit and fine” and is again at work.
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