India are expected to host New Zealand for a day-night Test later this year © AFP
India are expected to host New Zealand for a day-night Test later this year © AFP

Board of Cricket for Control in India (BCCI) President Anurag Thakur has revealed he and the board are waiting for players’ feedback on pink ball before deciding on ‘Day-Night’ Tests. Many of India’s star players will feature in the Duleep Trophy later this year, which will be held under lights. A decision will be made soon after those matches, with India expected to play their first ever day-night Test against New Zealand. The CAB Super League Final between Mohun Bagan and Bhowanipore took place under lights, the first of it’s kind in India. ALSO READ: BCCI plans to change its name

After a meeting with BCCI’s working committee, Cricbuzz quoted Thakur saying, “Let us wait for the players to decide on that (pink-ball cricket). Let us take the feedback during the upcoming Duleep Trophy. There have been experiments going on all over the world with the pink ball. We are not in a hurry. We want to take a decision once the BCCI is sure that they want to go with the pink ball.”

The first ever day-night cricket match was considered as an success in India. The fixture between Mohun Bagan and Bhowanipore saw the former win by 296 runs. Indian stalwart Mohammed Shami was part of the fixture, and won the man of the match award for his 7-wicket haul during the game.

Speaking about his first hand experience with the pink ball, Shami said, “I got reverse swing in the first innings. I think if the condition is dry, the ball will reverse. The seam usually does not remain intact after 40 overs, but it’s not the case with the pink ball.