Pakistan plans day-night Test with Sri Lanka

Friday, 16 August 2013 - 17:50




Pakistan cricket authorities said 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 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.


The challenge facing such Tests has been to find a ball that is clearly visible in both sunshine and floodlights.