All tickets have been sold between India and England for the first Pink Ball Test to be held at the newly constructed Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad. BCCI President Sourav Ganguly is very happy with this. Speaking to Star Sports, he said that I had also talked to Board Secretary Jai Shah on this subject. He is very keen on the day-night test. Because cricket is coming back in Ahmedabad after 6-7 years. That too in the newly built cricket stadium.
The board president further said that we had set an example by successfully conducting the first pink ball test in Kolkata. I felt that this would not happen in Ahmedabad. But a lot of tickets have been sold for the Pink Ball Test to be held here. I hope the stadium will be full. I am sure that Gujarat Cricket Association will definitely make this match memorable not only for the players but also for the spectators.
Ganguly further said that the spectators have returned to the stadium with this test series. This is a good sign for cricket, but whether the audience will return in the 14th season of the Indian Premier League to be held in April, a decision will be taken soon. The players will be auctioned in Chennai on February 18 for the 14th season of the IPL. Out of 292 players included in the final list, 61 will be selected.
The board president also insisted on conducting pink ball test to make test cricket popular. He said that it is good to have a pink ball test in the series. This will help keep Test cricket popular. He further said that every generation goes through a period of change. Pink ball is a big change for Test cricket. In such a situation, such efforts are necessary to keep Test cricket alive.
The third match of the four-Test series between India and England will also be played from February 24 at the newly built Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad. In this day-night test, fans will get entry into the stadium. This will be the second pink ball test to be held in India. Earlier in 2019, day-night test has been done in Kolkata. Then the Indian team defeated Bangladesh by an innings and 46 runs.