Kolkata’s iconic Eden Garden cricket ground witnessed India’s first day and night ODI format match with a ‘Pink ball’ on June 18.
It’s a Four day game which is the final of the super league tournament. More than anything else, the addition of this pink ball ‘Kokkaburra’ in the game is doing the rounds. Over the past few years ‘Pink ball’ has been a topic of discussion among the cricket fraternity.
At a panel discussion, CAB president and former Indian cricket team Captain Sourav Ganguly was recently joined by former Australian batsman Dean Jones, former Indian batsman VVS Laxman and commentator Harsha Bhogle. A gentlemen introduced various aspects of including a pink ball in the game and everyone ended up unanimously agreeing over it as a step further towards a better future of Test cricket both India and abroad.
Ganguly, had said, “It’s a proud moment for CAB to host the first pink ball game in India at the Eden. I believe, pink ball will revolutionize Test cricket in India and abroad.”
Though, the Pink ball may undergo possible monsoon oppression, as monsoon is predicted to hit Kolkatta within two days.
“Monsoon has advanced into North Bengal and Gangtok. We expect it to hit the city within next two-three days,” GC Debnath said in his weather bulletin on Friday.
This match will state the credibility of Eden Garden to host upcoming Day and Night Tests, proposed against New Zealand in October, for which Sourav Ganguly-led Cricket Association of Bengal is doing all the possible things to make it a success. But, these monsoon reports will certainly leave the former skipper of Indian team, Saurav Gaungly quite disappointed.