BCB declines PCB’s proposal to play day-night Test in Karachi

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has declined a proposal by the Pakistan Cricket Board (BCB) to play a day-night Test in Karachi when the Tigers are scheduled to play their second and final Test of the two-match series.

Bangladesh have played the first Test of the series in Rawalpindi and lost it by an innings and 44 runs. Right after this match, PCB proposed BCB to play a day-night Test in April.

We've talked to the team management about the proposal. But they aren't ready to play day-night Test in this tour due to the lack of preparation of playing pink-ball cricket under the lights, BCB CEO Nizam Uddin Chowdhury told the media.

We've decided not to play a day-night in Pakistan now after considering everything, he said.

During the last phase of the ongoing tour of Pakistan, Bangladesh will play one ODI and one Test in Karachi in April.

Bangladesh played their first-ever day-night Test in November last year at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata. Most of the players were reluctant to play that Test under the lights, but the BCB had decided otherwise. Bangladesh played that Test in spite of not having any experience of playing pink-ball cricket under the lights.

Source: United News of Bangladesh