BCCI orders pink balls ahead of the first day-night test in India

The newly-instated BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has already confirmed that the match will witness the use of the Sanspareils Greenlands (SG) pink balls for the landmark game

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In a first-of-its-kind for Indian cricket, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will be organising the first-ever day-night test match for India. The game will be held at Eden Gardens and will begin November 22 onwards. The newly-instated BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has already confirmed that the match will witness the use of the Sanspareils Greenlands (SG) pink balls for the landmark game, leaving the manufacturer with very little room for error.

The challenge with SG is that its pink ball is yet to be tested in a competitive game. Earlier, pink balls from Kookaburra were used in Duleep Trophy for three seasons before BCCI switched to red ball in domestic cricket.

The BCCI has ordered six dozen pink balls and we will deliver them by middle of next week. As you have seen in the South Africa series, we made significant improvements with our red 'SG Test' and we have the same level of research and development for pink ball," company's sales and marketing director, Paras Anand, told PTI on Wednesday.

One of the major problems with the pink ball is that it attracts a lot of dust throughout the play causing the ball to become dirty and making it tougher to sight as compared to the red ball.

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