Pakistan Cricket Board has proposed for a day-night test to be played against West indies when they tour UAE in September. West Indies Cricket Board has agreed to play a pink ball test in UAE that will staged between West Indies and Pakistan on the tour. Pakistan Cricket Board has made assurances of staging practice games ahead of the start of the three formats.
The concept of day-night Test Cricket has gained increased prominence around the world after Australia played a day-night test against New Zealand at Adelaide last year. Pakistan Cricket Board had plans in place to make the tour a bit longer by staging three Tests, Odis and three T20Is instead of original plan for contesting two Tests, five Odis and two T20s as scheduled in Future Tours Programme. Pakistan is set to play a day night test against Australia at Brisbane in December.
PCB has taken a lot of initiatives to introduce day night games in the domestic competition such as first-class season that will commence in September. The plans includes staging matches for Quaid-e-Azam trophy that includes semi-final and final to make sure every team gets used to playing under lights in the longer version of the game with the pink ball. Pakistan had earlier proposed to host a series in Srilanka against the West Indies because of huge administrative the board pays in the UAE for hosting games every year.