India played its first-ever day-night Test match against Bangladesh last year in December at the iconic Eden Gardens in Kolkata. With the huge success of the first-ever international pink-ball fixture in India, the BCCI has decided to play two more day-night Test matches. India have given the green signal for a day-night Test on their tour to Australia later this year. The biggest cricket stadium in the world, the refurbished Sardar Patel stadium in Motera will host England for a pink-ball Test match in the home season.
The new facility, also the world's largest cricket stadium with a capacity of 1,10,000 people, will be inaugurated by the US President Donald Trump on February 24. Cricket Australia CA Earl Eddings held meetings with BCCI president Sourav Ganguly and secretary Jay Shah during Australia's recent visit to India for three ODIs, but a day-night Test was always on the cards this time around. Kevin Roberts, the CA chief executive, had earlier argued how Ganguly's progressive leadership combined with India's stable top-position in the World Test Championship set things up nicely for the maiden pink-ball Test between the sides. India will play four Tests on the tour, with Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth in line to host the day-night game.