BCB gets another D/N Test proposal


After the dismal show with the pink ball in Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Bangladesh got another proposal of playing day-night Test as Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) made the offer.

The PCB has sent a proposal to Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) to play a pink-ball Test when they will host Tigers for the two-match Test series, reports ESPNCricinfo.

Karachi was the proposed venue for the match.

Bangladesh's away series will have two Test matches and three ODIs. However, BCB is awaiting security clearance and government directive before confirming Bangladesh's participation.

Bangladesh played their first day-night Test against India in November at Kolkata, which also happened to be the first day-night match in the subcontinent.

Bangladesh had showed suffered from lack of preparation heading into the pink ball Test, in fact the Test series itself, during their tour of India where tight scheduling left little room for adjusting to the longer format.

The series is still awaiting clearance from the BCB as they are waiting on the security report and the board are mulling whether to propose shifting the tour to a neutral venue if they do not get the green signal from the Bangladesh government. 

According to the Future Tours Programme, Bangladesh are scheduled to play three T20Is and two Tests in Pakistan. According to a ESPNCricinfo report, PCB are planning for the pink ball Test to be played at Karachi.

Pakistan have already played four Tests under lights, and are on the verge of hosting their first Test at home in over a decade against Sri Lanka later this week.

Bangladesh already sent their women's team to Pakistan to play an ODI series against the hosts in late October this year.