BCCI President Saurabh Ganguly, who played a key role in organizing the first day-night Test in Kolkata India, said on Sunday that 'rejuvenation is needed' to increase interest in the traditional format of the game.
The Indian team had earlier played a Test series against South Africa at home ground where there was a lot of spectators in the field but the tickets for the first three days of the night Test have been sold on the day starting on Friday.
Ganguly, who pioneered the first day-night Test match in India after becoming the Board President last month, said, "This is the way forward, Test cricket needs rejuvenation." Happening. It had to start somewhere. India is the largest country in terms of cricket. I think this change is necessary. '
Ganguly, as the President of the Bengal Cricket Association (CAB), had successfully organized the India-Pakistan T20 International match in a short time after being shifted from Dharamshala in 2016. He, however, said that conducting day and night tests is more challenging.
The former Indian captain said, 'We have the challenge to field the audience. In any corner of the world, the stadium of the match played between India and Pakistan will be filled to the brim. The audience will reach as soon as you announce. He said, 'This (day night test) is more challenging. I am satisfied that 65,000 tickets have been sold for the first three days.
Ganguly, while unveiling the official pink ball test match mascot Pinku-Tinku at the Eden Gardens, said, "Kohli is a great player and he should play in a stadium full of spectators. The crowd of spectators would be happy to see him when he came out to bat on the first day. You will like the atmosphere of Eden so come and see here. '