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The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) have said that Cricket Australia want to play a day-night Test when Pakistan tour Australia in 2016-17.
Pakistan are set to tour Australia for three Tests next summer and the Baggy Greens will already have the experience of playing day-night Tests by then as they will face New Zealand in the inaugural day-night Test in Adelaide on November 27.
“We have received a proposal from Cricket Australia to play a day-night Test in the 2016-2017 series,” PCB’s chief operating officer Subhan Ahmed was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au. “The matter has been referred to our cricket committee for consideration. In principle, the PCB is supportive of and inclined towards accepting and trying out innovative ideas and new technologies. And this includes the proposal of playing Test matches under lights.”
However, Cricket Australia have not confirmed whether they offered the option of a day-night Test to the PCB as they are still finalising the schedule of their 2016-17 home season.
“We’re in the very early stages of working through our 2016-17 home schedule,” a Cricket Australia spokesman said. “At this point, we aren’t in a position to comment on specific details.”