CAB changes local final format in anticipation of hosting D/N Test

The CAB president Sourav Ganguly said that the Super League final will be "a pink-ball experiment" to get the venue ready for the day-night Test, which he hopes will become a reality.

Eden Gardens will host country’s first day-night four-day match.   -  K. R. Deepak

The Cricket Association of Bengal has decided to try out the day-night formula in the longer format of the sport by introducing the pink Kookaburra balls in the final of the local Super League tournament. The four day final will held played between June 18 and 21 at the Eden Gardens, which is also preparing to host the country’s first day-night Test against a visiting New Zealand sometime in October.

The CAB president Sourav Ganguly said that the Super League final will be “a pink-ball experiment” to get the venue ready for the day-night Test, which he hopes will become a reality.

“Nothing is confirmed now. The possibility of a day-night Test will depend on the success of the Duleep Trophy. So, we are trying to have a feel of it by organising CAB Super League final in a day-night format,” Ganguly said here on Thursday adding that his association will be the first to experiment with this format.

The CAB has also decided to allow the two finalists of the Super League to practice with the pink Kookaburra balls at the Eden Gardens before the final. Bhowanipur Club has confirmed one of the final berths while the there is a three-way fight between – Mohun Bagan, East Bengal and Kalighat Clubs – for the other slot.

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