India plans to host day/night Test this year


India is planning to host its first day/night Test match later this year as cricket’s global powerhouse seeks to reverse a decline in attendances, according to senior officials. Anurag Thakur, the secretary of the Indian board, said that matches in the domestic Duleep Trophy would be played in the evening as a trial run and administrators would then decide which ground should host the day/night Test against New Zealand. “We have decided that we will play one day-night Test match with the pink ball against New Zealand later this year,” Thakur said in comments quoted in Indian newspapers and confirmed…

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