Pakistan plans day-night Test with Sri Lanka

Aug 16, 2013, 01:10 IST | AFP

Pakistan cricket authorities said yesterday they have proposed playing day-night Tests in the upcoming series against Sri Lanka in the United Arab Emirates in a bid to attract bigger crowds.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) last year approved the idea of day-night matches played under floodlights as a way to stem dwindling interest in Tests in many countries.

No country has yet tried the new format and the ICC has left it to individual boards to decide when and how to experiment.

“We have proposed the idea of playing day-night Tests with Sri Lanka in December-January in UAE and their reply is awaited,” Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) spokesman Nadeem Sarwar told AFP.

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