Decision on pink ball will depend on players' feedback - Anurag Thakur

Anurag Thakur felt that rather than the pink ball, the focus should be on the importance being given by the BCCI to Test cricket, with India scheduled to play 46 Tests in the next five years

The possibilities of India facilitating a day-night Test at any point in the near future could be pushed back as BCCI President Anurag Thakur said that the board was in "no rush" to play with the pink ball unless it was totally sure.

Talking at the finish of the inaugural BCCI conference in Dharamsala, Thakur said the load up would anticipate the criticism from players after the season-opening Duleep Trophy, which will be played under lights and with the pink ball fascinatingly.

"Give us a chance to sit tight for the players to settle on that," Thakur said at a media instructions after the BCCI's working board of trustees meeting. "Give us a chance to take the input amid the up and coming Duleep Trophy. There have been examinations going on everywhere throughout the world with the pink ball. We are not in a rush. We need to take a choice once the BCCI is certain that they need to run with the pink ball."

A week ago, the main pink-ball match in India was played at Eden Gardens - the last of the Super League, a nearby competition in Bengal composed by the Cricket Association of Bengal - from June 18. Mohun Bagan beat most outstanding adversaries Bhowanipore Cricket Club in three days be that as it may, imperatively, the trial - an activity by previous India commander and CAB president Sourav Ganguly - ended up being a win, as per intellectuals present at the match.

In a meeting with ESPNcricinfo not long ago, Thakur had communicated incredulity about day-night Test cricket working in India. He said three particular issues that pestered him: "One, the conditions, for example, Indian pitches and the dew component. Second, in level two urban areas, by what method would we be able to anticipate that group will come each day with play finishing following 11pm five days in succession? Three, is it accurate to say that this is the best way to empower Test cricket, or could there be some other way?"

A moderate group went to the Bagan-Bhowanipore task, remembering that it was a club match throughout the weekend. Essentially, there was no dew component, as Ganguly had anticipated on the eve of the match, in spite of the fact that he had highlighted the way that dew may be a hindrance if such a match were to be played from October onwards.

A large portion of the worries that are normally communicated by players appeared to not trouble players from Bagan and Bhowanipore. The pink Kookaburra kept up its shape, the crease did not wear off and players could locate the ball without excessively numerous issues.

India will have four nations going by them to play 13 Tests amongst October and March in a home season that is being called 'India Cricket' by the BCCI. The general observation is that no less than one of those Tests could be a day-night amusement. Actually, Thakur had said in April that India would play one day-night Test with the pink ball against New Zealand not long from now.

New Zealand land in October to play a three-Test arrangement, and hypothesis was that the pink-ball Test would be held in Kolkata. Be that as it may, New Zealand Cricket rubbished such reports, saying it had gotten no correspondence from the BCCI.

Thakur, be that as it may, said on Friday that it was critical not to get influenced by regardless of whether India would play a day-night Test soon. The more vital reality, which he felt was not being highlighted, is the volume of Test cricket India play throughout the following five years. "One of the allegations against the BCCI was 'Gracious, they are just T20-focussed.' In the last 30-40 years, this will be the first occasion when we are going to play the biggest number of Test matches, however that didn't discover any feature anyplace - 13 Test matches at home, 46 Test matches in the following five years, 76 ODIS and just 21 T20Is."

Thakur uncovered that he had likewise "secured" no less than 20 home matches for India in the following eight-year FTP cycle, which begins from 2019. "So that incomes of the board and the state affiliations is secured and we are likewise going to satisfy our dedication towards different sheets as we need to assume a bigger part in world cricket. So the BCCI comprehends the bigger part we need to play. We will satisfy those responsibilities, however not at the expense of the Indian fan. The Indian fan merits a characterized cricket season, which is from October to March."

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