Kolkata, Feb 24 : Indian cricket board chief Sourav Ganguly, who underwent angioplasty for triple vessel diseased last month on Wednesday said he would miss the Pink-Ball Test at Motera between ost India and visiting England.
“Will miss being at the stadium today..what an effort it must have been to create this pink Test,” Board of Control for Cricket in India president Sourav Ganguly said.Former India captain, who is now recuperating after angioplasty for his three blocked arteries in the heart, was planning to fly to Motera to witness the pink-ball Test.
“Will miss being at the stadium today. What an effort it must have been to create this pink test was our dream and it’s going to be the 2nd one in India. Hope to see full stands like last time. Under the leadership of Honble Prime minister @narendramodi Amit Shah @AmitShah,” he tweeted. India and England are set to begin the third Test at the Motera stadium in Ahmedabad, with the series finely poised at 1-1. This will be the first international match at the Motera since its renovation and also the second Day-Night Test to be held in India.
England took the lead in the series at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, but India fought back in the second Test — also at the same venue — to level the four-match series. Defeat for India would see them out of contention for the World Test Championship final.