Renowned cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle reacted to the news of former India skipper and current CAB President Sourav Ganguly's initiative to host the Super League final as a pink ball match.
While India is all set to play its first day-night test against New Zealand later this year at home, the Super League final, consisting the top eight sides of Bengal's local cricket, will actually be the first game in India under the new format.
Ganguly, one of the successful captains in the history of Indian cricket, apart from being a prolific left-handed batsman, has already pitched the idea of day-night matches being the future of test cricket.
Not surprised at all that @SGanguly99 is taking the lead in organising a pink ball multi-day match in Kolkata. Will be a good experiment.— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) June 7, 2016
While interacting with Delhi-based Indian Express, Ganguly also felt that the Super League final can actually be a good experiment in the run-up to India's first Day-night test this year against Kiwis.
“Pink ball cricket indeed is the way forward. Test cricket’s popularity has been steadily declining and we must do something to arrest the slide. The pink ball Test in Australia last year received overwhelmingly positive response (from the fans) and we must embrace the change", he said.
The day-night cricket, also known as 'Floodlit cricket' is a format where the matches are played either totally, or partially, under floodlights.
The new format was introduced into the longer format of the game last year, when Australia took on the New Zealand at Adelaide Oval in 27th November.
Apart from India, South Africa is also scheduled to play its first floodlit test against the Aussies soon, while discussions are on between ECB and CA for organising one Day-night Ashes test.