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Hyderabad or Rajkot may host India’s first ever Day-Night Test

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NEW Delhi: Either Hyderabad or Rajkot may host India’s maiden day-night Test match when the West Indies will arrive for a tour, later this year.

The BCCI on Saturday finalised Indian team’s home series itinerary and picked the two centres for hosting Test matches during the West Indies tour.

“If the Committee of Administrators (CoA) gives its approval, one of the two centres will host the Test under floodlights,” a BCCI source told PTI.

The CoA was unhappy that acting secretary Amitabh Chaudhary had explored had discussed the possibility of playing a day-night Test with Ravi Shastri even as the head coach was not averse to the idea.

According to India’s home series itinerary, the Indian team will play only three Test matches at home — the historic first against Afghanistan in June along with two more against West Indies in October after Diwali.

Apart from that, India will also host the Caribbeans for five ODIs in Mumbai, Guwahati, Korchi, Indore and Pune in early November.

The series will end with three Twenty20 Internationals at Kolkata, Chennai and Kanpur. The Kolkata T20 will held on November 4 but dates for other matches are yet to be known.

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