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India-Sri Lanka to play day-night Test in Bengaluru in upcoming tour, confirms Sourav Ganguly

By BetBarter Staff

February 3, 2022

BCCI president Sourav Ganguly has confirmed that India will play a pink-ball Test against Sri Lanka in Bangalore. Sri Lanka will tour India and will play two Tests and three T20Is in February-March. The series will start with the Test series on February 25 in Bangalore. This game will mark the 100th Test for the former skipper Virat Kohli.

However, according to the reports, the BCCI wants to host the T20I series ahead of the Tests to make it convenient for the players to shift through the bio-bubbles. India has played two day-night Tests so far and won in 2019 against Bangladesh in Kolkata and lost in 2020 against Australia in Adelaide.

Meanwhile, Ganguly has said that the team will play a pink-ball Test against Sri Lanka, although the venues are not yet decided for the remaining games.

“Yes, the pink-ball Test will be happening in Bengaluru. We have not decided on all the venues for the Sri Lanka series yet, but it will be announced shortly,” the BCCI president told Sportstar.

The Women’s T20 challenge will be held this year: Sourav Ganguly

The former India captain has added that the Women’s T20 challenge will be held during the IPL 2022 playoffs. He further added that in future, the board will be able to host a full-fledged Women’s IPL. The first two editions of Women’s T20 challenge was played in 2109 and 2020.

Ganguly further confirmed that the women’s T20 Challenge will be held this year in May. “The Women’s T20 Challenge will again be back this year in May. Hopefully, in the future, we will be able to host a bigger women’s IPL once the number of women players (player pool) goes up. But this year, the Women’s T20 Challenge will happen during the IPL playoffs.”