PCB welcomes ICC's 'day-night Tests' decision

Islamabad, Nov. 3 (ANI): The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has welcomed the possibility of day-night Tests, calling the change a "boost in the game's value for the host boards."

It comes after the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced earlier this week that Tests can now be played under lights, allowing the boards of the two countries to decide on playing times, the brand, type and the colour of the ball that would be used.

"Cricket has changed over time and this decision (of day-night Tests) would provide the cricket fans with an opportunity to watch the cricket matches played under this format during prime-time television," the Daily Times quoted a PCB spokesperson, as saying.

"The committee observed that the application of the concept would also increase the product value of these matches for the host boards," he added.

According to the paper, experiments over the past couple of years have shown that either pink or orange balls are easier to sight than the traditional red one under lights.

The PCB, however, was undecided over the colour of the ball to be used for day-night Tests, though it has preferred the orange ball to the pink one in domestic trials, the paper said. (ANI)


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