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Pakistan Proposes Pink-Ball Test To Bangladesh In January

The PCB CEO Wasim Khan has said that they’d proposed the series itinerary to the Bangladesh Cricket Board in which they had suggested a day-night test in Karachi.

It is likely that Bangladesh and Pakistan might play a pink-ball test as the former tour’s Pakistan in January 2020 for a two-match Test series as part of the ongoing ICC World Test Championship.

With the proposal already sent to the Bangladesh Cricket Board, the BCB officials have said that they can only confirm their tour to Pakistan after a week as they seek clearance from the government.

Ehsan Mani, the PCB Chairman, has already been expressive about the fact that Pakistan won’t play any of their home series at neutral venues moving ahead.

“If any team has any objection to playing in Pakistan they have to give us a valid reason for this. We now intend to play all our home series in Pakistan,” the PCB Chairman had said.

The PCB chief executive Wasim Khan said we’re confident that Bangladesh will come to Pakistan for a complete 2 Test and 3 T20I series.

“We have also invited South Africa, Afghanistan and Ireland to tour Pakistan and we might host one of them sometime after the PSL in March,” he said.

Pakistan haven’t been the hosts to a day-night Test because the country didn’t have any Test cricket going on there since the attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team 10 years back in Lahore.

Pakistan is hosting their first Test match in a decade as they take on Sri Lanka in Rawalpindi on from Wednesday.

Wasim was of the view that Day-Night Test matches are a practical step ahead and will help revive the game’s longer format. He thinks Pakistan should also play one Test match, at least, with pink ball in every series they play at home.

The PCB chief also cleared the confusion around the disbanded Cricket Committee from which he had resigned earlier this week saying that there will be fresh appointments by January and we’ll have an independent Chairman of the committee.

Former Pakistan legend and Test captain Wasim Akram, who was earlier included in the same cricket committee which sacked Mickey Arthur along with his coaching panel after Pakistan’s demise in the ICC Cricket World Cup, appears to the strongest candidate for leading this new panel that will be set up in a month’s time.

“The PCB Chairman and CEO will sit down soon with Wasim and discuss the situation with him. They will also take his feedback on which other former players should be inducted on the cricket committee,” a reliable PCB source said.

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