Bangladesh Refuses to Play Day/Night Test Match in Karachi

The third and final leg of Bangladesh’s tour to Pakistan will go ahead without any changes after the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) rejected Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) request to play a day/night Test in Karachi.

Bangladesh will land in Pakistan once again to play a solitary ODI and the second Test, both at National Stadium Karachi, in April. The ODI is scheduled for 3rd April whereas the Test match will run from 5th to 9th April.


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Earlier, PCB CEO, Wasim Khan, had proposed BCB to play a day/night Test in Karachi. It would have been the first in Pakistan.

With Test cricket returning to Pakistan now and many countries also going towards day and night Tests, we want to give our players maximum exposure and also want to host pink ball matches.


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BCB Chief Executive, Nizamuddin Chowdhury, has said that the decision has been made due to lack of preparation. Bangladesh’s first day/night Test was against India back in 2019, which they lost inside three days by an innings and 46 runs.


Do you think Bangladesh should have played a day/night Test in Karachi? Let us know in the comments.

Feature Writer


  • Pakistan should be patient in it’s approach. Test cricket is reviving in country after a long long interval. Don’t press BD too much and let them play in their comfort zone first.

    • PCB hasn’t pressurized BCB in any way to play day/night matches. It was a proposal which they rejected. No harm in trying, don’t you think?

  • Hesitating that they can loose the day/night test inside 3 days as lost in India?
    Well, what’s different, they still lost the Pindi test in DAY light inside 4 days….. :P

  • Bangladesh refused all proposals initially and then agreed, can not understand what they want. They will not get use to new things if they do not try. yes it’s Thier choice no serious harm in refusal, but one thing is for sure they will face the music of hot weather at karachi in April.

  • Having worked at PCB, I can testify, by personal observation, that it has several professional clowns at the top since decades. These glorified clerks fine tune old, failed programs and propose them as “NEW” plans and programs to make every new management happy, and gain their confidence with their “new ideas”. They are able to do this because every new PCB management is appointed by the government that wins national elections! By the time every new management settles down, they’re given marching orders by the new government! There have been two outstanding Chairmen in PCB in the past twenty years. The first one was General Tauqir Zia, who can be credited with creating basic infrastructure, and Najam Sethi, who made PSL into Pakistan’s first profitable non ICC venture. Other chairmen were either blown away by official protocol, or entangled in internal PCB politics, and never fully understood the dynamics behind the facade. They were more than happy with TV interviews, the glitter of press conferences and international tours, and too unfocused to grasp the bull by the horns. Had Tauqir Zia and Najam Sethi been able to disengage themselves from the professional and intellectually dishonest leeches, they would also have been able to clean up domestic cricket, the fountainhead where high quality cricketers are born and bred. International Cricket is only the tip of the sword. Both these gentlemen have done a lot for Pakistan cricket, and they possessed the mental and management capacity to transform Pakistani cricket. The rest had only one claim to fame – their attachment with the government in power. They never possessed the skills for the job that they were entrusted with.

  • Having worked at PCB, I can testify, through personal observation, that it has several professional clowns at the top since decades. These glorified clerks fine tune old, failed programs and propose them as “BRAND NEW” to make every new management wonder at their hidden talents, and gain their complete confidence. They are able to keep repeating this trick over and over again because every PCB management is appointed by the government that wins national elections! By the time the management settles down into it’s saddle and finds it’s bearings, they’re given marching orders by the new government! There have been only two outstanding Chairmen in PCB over the past three decades. The first was General Tauqir Zia, who can be credited with creating basic infrastructure, and Najam Sethi, who made PSL into Pakistan’s first profitable non ICC venture. Other chairmen were either blown away by official protocol, or entangled in internal PCB politics, and never fully understood the dynamics behind the facade. They were more than happy with TV interviews, the glitter of press conferences and international tours, and too unfocused to grasp the bull by the horns. Had Tauqir Zia and Najam Sethi been able to disengage themselves from the professional and intellectually dishonest leeches, they would also have been able to clean up domestic cricket, the fountainhead where high quality cricketers are born and bred. International Cricket is only the tip of the sword. Both these gentlemen have done a lot for Pakistan cricket, and they possessed the mental and management capacity to transform Pakistani cricket. The rest had only one claim to fame – their attachment with the government in power. They never possessed the skills for the job that they were entrusted with. All kudos to these two!


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