Bangladesh to hold domestic day/night test matches
Bangladesh is another test playing nation that is getting ready to play test matches under flood lights. Nizamuddin Chowdhury, the Chief of BCB told that there will be test matches with pink ball in the 2016-17 domestic season.
In November 2015, New Zealand offered Bangladesh to play a day/night test in December of this year. According to Nazimuddin, Bangladesh is following the same path as some other boards are looking to adopt twilight test matches.
Bangladesh has already tested this nature of test match back in 2013 in their domestic circuit. Nizamuddin said they are hoping to move along with the other full member countries that are exploring day/night tests. Bangladesh is looking to hold more day/night tests in domestic to know the different aspects of the format.
Nizamuddin said, “From the information we have received so far, day-night Tests are more commercially viable. We have good crowd coming in for Test matches, but we believe there can be more if we take it to day-night matches. But we cannot say it with certainty. We will definitely be sitting with our players before anything is decided.”
Bangladesh is likely to avail the proposal from New Zealand to play a day/night test in their home and they want to get prepared for the challenge, “If it comes to that [day-night Test in New Zealand], we will definitely be playing few matches at home before that Test match.”
Pakistan is likely to play two day/night test matches later in the year. They are likely to take on West Indies in a pink ball test in their second home, UAE and they will face the mighty Aussies at Gabba in December.