India won their first Day-Night match against Bangladesh.
Two days ago, India beat Bangladesh by an innings and 46 runs in the Pink-ball Test and won the series by 2-0. In this series, India has played their first-ever Day-Night Test match. The match was played at Eden Gardens, Kolkata.
The current BCCI President Sourav Ganguly succeed to pull off the crowd in India’s first-ever Day-Night Test match. Recently, we have seen that the cricket-loving country like India is facing problem to pull off the crowd in Test cricket. In the Pink-ball Test, Ganguly managed to pull off the crowd.
The question is Day-Night Test matches is the only solution to revive the Test cricket in India? Most of the cricket experts and former cricketer believe that Pink Ball Test is not an only solution to revive the Test cricket in India.
Options to revive the Test cricket in India
#1. Neutral Pitches
If; we neglect the last two-Test series in India then we saw that most of the time pitches were either totally favourable to batsman or favourable to the spinners. Day by day, people of India are losing their interest from Test cricket. This is happened because of the one-sided results and the spin favourable pitches. BCCI should prepare neutral pitches that can help batsmen as well as bowlers so that people can see a competitive cricket.
#2. Two-Tier System
In recent time, we have seen that countries like – India, Australia, England are winning most of the Test matches one-sided. India has won last 5 Test matches within 3 days. Day by day, the competitiveness in the World cricket is decreasing. ICC should take a decision to implement the two-tier system in Test cricket. In Tier-1, only the top five Test teams will play and in Tier-2 next five so that people can see a good competitive cricket.
#3. Five Test Centres
A month ago, Virat Kohli had said that India should have only 5 Test centres. This is a good idea. This system can bring some crowd in Test cricket. In Tier-2 cities like – Ranchi, Pune, etc. most of the people do not come to see the match because stadiums in these cities are in outskirts.
#4. Free Passes for the local schools and youngsters
BCCI should give free passes to the young kids or to the local school children. So that youngster gets motivate towards the Test cricket.