The Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) is excited and ready to host the first ever day-night Test in India, if the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) asks them too.

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It is learnt that the BCCI is in talks with New Zealand and England to play one of their Tests during their respective tours to the sub-continent later this year, at
the Wankhede Stadium.

MCA's Joint Hon Secretary PV Shetty welcomed the news, saying it will boost the oldest format of the game.

"Day-night Test cricket is a real good idea and I think it will be good not just for cricketers, but for the crowd too. We (MCA) are very excited about day-night Test and if we get a chance to host the first one in India, we will be more than happy to do so," Shetty told mid-day on the sidelines of the 75th Seth Gordhandas Karsandas Shield cricket tournament's prize distribution function at Khar Ghymkhana recently.

"We have all the facilities and we are ready to play host. I don't think there should be any problem at all to host a day-night Test at Wankhede," added Shetty.

Meanwhile, neither MCA president Sharad Pawar nor MCA vice president and former India skipper Dilip Vengsarkar will be attending BCCI's working committee meeting at Dharamsala on June 24.

"MCA vice president Ashish Shelar will be representing MCA at the Working Committee this time," MCA sources confirmed.