Pakistan’s first class season to feature ten day/night test matches
Pakistan’s first class season will feature ten day/night test matches in the 2016-17 season of the Quad-e-Azam Trophy.
As per reports, the decision is being made to get the top cricketers of the country ready for the day/night test match during Pakistan tour to Australia in Brisbane in December.
The format of Pakistan’s biggest domestic cricket tournament is likely to remain the same as last year with 16 teams contesting to win the ultimate gold.
The top 12 teams of the last season that includes six regional and six departmental have already booked a spot in the tournament, while the rest of the six places will be filled through a qualifying round played between 14 teams.
The last time a domestic game was played by the pink ball under lights was heavily criticized by the experts due to poor visibility of the ball.
The final played earlier this year between United Bank Limited (UBL) and Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) was an extremely low scoring match. The highest score by a team in the four innings played was just 238 made by SNGPL which was captained by Misbah Ul Haq.
On the other hand, the PCB has increased players’ match fee by 100 per cent, which means that the participating players will be earning as much as half of the match fee of an international game.