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Pink balls are to debut in India this OctoberReuters

The BCCI have agreed to play at least one day-night Test match in India when New Zealand tours the country in October this year. The two nations are scheduled to play three Test matches.

The venue for the day-night Test is still undecided. 

Only one competitive day-night Test match has been played so far in the history of cricket -- on November 27, 2015 at the Adelaide Oval between Australia and New Zealand. The Aussies won the match by three wickets.

Several cricketers, including India Test captain Virat Kohli, welcomed the idea of being a part of the pink ball Test cricket. The BCCI is also interested to experiment a Day-night Test match in India.

"We have decided that we will play one day-night Test match with pink ball against New Zealand later this year. Before that Duleep Trophy will act as a dress rehearsal for the day-night Test match," BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur was quoted as saying by the Press Trust of India on Thursday.

"While we have not zeroed in on the venue, there are lots of factors that need to be taken into account. Things like dew factor, how the spinners bowl with the pink kookaburra [balls] on Indian pitches. These things we will get an idea during the Duleep Trophy," added Thakur.

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