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First day-night Duleep Trophy to be played from Aug 23

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  12 Aug 2016 12:00 AM GMT

New Delhi, Aug 11: India discards Yuvraj Singh, Gautam Gambhir and Suresh Rai will lead India Red, Blue and Green in the upcoming Duleep Trophy, which will be played for the first time with pink ball and under lights, the BCCI announced on Thursday.

The tourment will be played from August 23 to September 14 at Greater Noida Intertiol Cricket Stadium, in the outskirts of the tiol capital.

The tourment will give the Test hopefuls a chance to showcase their potential ahead of the long intertiol season at home, in which India hosts New Zealand for three Tests, followed by four against England later this year.

In the new year, Bangladesh will visit India for an one-off Test followed by Australia playing four Tests in India.

While the first game will be played between India Red and India Green from August 23 to 26, the second match will see India Red taking on India Blue from August 29 to September 1 followed by the game between India Blue and India Green from September 4 to 7.

The fil will be played from September 10 to 14. IANS

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