Sourav Ganguly, the Chairman of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), has said that one pink ball test in each run is ideal and it will help draw large numbers of people for the longest format of the game. India and England will then play a pink ball test, which starts February 24 at the Motera stadium, Ahmedabad. Fans would also be in attendance for that test and Ganguly has already said the stadium is sold out for the upcoming test. Both India and England enter the pink ball test with the level of four matches at 1-1.
“Ahmedabad is completely sold out. I speak to Jay Shah and he is very excited about these test matches,” said Ganguly. Star Sports
“ For him only cricket is also coming back to Ahmedabad after six to seven years because they built the new stadium, and I told him we set an example last year in Kolkata with the Pink Ball Test, so it can’t go on go and we want to see every seat and be full.
“And that’s what it is, the tickets are gone, as are the T20s who will be following 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 ours. first game after long time. and we open it for the second test.
“I know the Gujarat Cricket Association will add a little bit more to cricket, not just with the game, but with a lot of other stuff around the game. It’s going to be a great test match for everyone.”
Speaking of the prospects of pink ball tests, Ganguly said, “A pink ball test in a run is ideal.
IPL 2021 will be played from April this year. The BCCI would like to have fans for the main T20 tournament and Ganguly revealed that the decision regarding the fans would be made very soon.
A mini-auction will take place in Chennai ahead of the tournament on February 18th and 292 players will go under the hammer.
Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Alex Hales, Shakib Al Hasan and Moeen Ali are some of the players who have signed up for this year’s auction.
“This year is also going to be big because of what it is. We’ll see if we can get the audience back into the IPL, it’s a decision we have to make soon. But it’s going to be another great tournament,” Ganguly said.
Earlier this year, Ganguly was hospitalized twice in Kolkata, but the former Indian skipper said he is “fit and good” and is back at work.
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