WI accepts PCB’s proposal to play day/night test in the UAE


Chairman PCB, Shahryar Khan confirmed on Saturday that the West Indies have agreed to play a day/night test in their upcoming tour to UAE in September-October.

Shahryar khan has not received any confirmation letter from the West Indies Cricket Board, but, he probably has received a verbal answer on the issue.

The Chairman PCB told reporters, “I haven’t seen their [WICB] letter as yet but yes apparently they have said yes to playing one day and night test with the pink ball in the UAE.”

Pakistan proposed the idea to Sri Lanka to play a day/night test match in the UAE back in 2013, almost two years before Australia and New Zealand made the international pink ball debut. But, the Islanders declined the offer and persisted with the orthodox tests with red cherry.

Pakistan is to play another day/night test against the mighty Aussies at Gabba in December.

If Pakistan and West Indies compete in the twilight test match later in the year, it will the first pink ball test for both the teams.

Pakistan also asked the West Indies for a short tour of Pakistan and play a couple of limited overs game of the scheduled series in the UAE in the country. However, the WICB turned down the offer on security grounds.

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