India will be playing 17 Test matches starting from July-August. Pictured: India's Ravichandran Ashwin (3rd L) celebrates along with his teammates after taking the wicket of South Africa's Dean Elgar during the third day of their third test cricket match in Nagpur, India, November 27, 2015.Reuters

BCCI had approached New Zealand for a day-night Test few days ago and the Kiwis have turned that offer down. Now BCCI have approached England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and Cricket Australia for day-night Test. 

According to a report of Cricbuzz, New Zealand were not really keen on playing a Test match with the pink ball in Indian conditions. 

"The New Zealand board is not willing to play day-night Test as they are not comfortable with the Indian conditions. There are various reasons, for instance the dew factor and ground conditions," New Zealand had told BCCI in reply. 

New Zealand faced a lot of issues when they had played the first ever Test match under the lights and therefore they have turned BCCI down. As a result, BCCI have now asked ECB and Cricket Australia for their consent, if they would want to play day-night Test matches during their tour of India. 

"New Zealand played the first day-night Test against Australia and players could not find batting and fielding easy at dusk. So BCCI has got in touch with ECB and Cricket Australia to find out if they are interested in playing one day-night Test when they travel to India," a BCCI official said. 

Kookaburra, the company that makes the pink ball, will send few samples to the National Cricket Academy, where it will be tested. The official also stated that if the ball does not lose its shine, then it will not be ideal for playing day-night Test in India. 

"If the shine remains then the ball will swing more but it will be of no help to spinners. There will no natural wear and tear, and will also impact the reverse swing. So it was decided to test it in NCA first," the BCCI official added. 

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