Dhaka: The Bangladesh cricket team has decided not to play day and night Test match in Karachi after the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) requested to play under lights with the pink ball.
Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) chief executive Nizamuddin Chaudhry spoke to the Bangladesh media about the concerns of the players and team management.
“We talked to the team management and they are not ready to play a day-night Test because they are not prepared,” he said.
“BCB understands their team management view and after taking everything into consideration, we have decided not to play day-night Test in Pakistan,” he added.
It must be noted that Bangladesh will arrive in Karachi after the conclusion of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) for the second Test match.
Bangladesh have played only one day and night Test match so far and suffered the worst defeat by India by an innings and 46 runs at Eden Gardens in Kolkata in November 2019.
Pakistan won the first Test in Rawalpindi by an innings and 44 runs in the second phase. They also lost three-match T20I series by 2-0 in the first phase.