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West Indies agree to play day-night Test against Pakistan in UAE

West Indies agree to play day-night Test against Pakistan in UAE
Pakistan have a phenomenal record in Tests played in UAE.
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Pakistan are all set to host West Indies for a day-night Test match in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in September after the boards of both nations reached a preliminary agreement.

The West Indies Cricket Board was initially not willing to play a day-night Test but agreed after the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) offered to conduct a practice game and training sessions prior to the match.

According to the Future Tours Program of the International Cricket Council, the PCB is set to host West Indies for two Tests, five One-Day Internationals, and two Twenty20 Internationals.

However, according to a report by ESPNcricinfo, the PCB is considering adding an additional Test match and an extra T20I and reduce the ODIs to three.

The PCB announced earlier this week that they will conduct a total of 10 day-night games in the domestic first-class season along with the semi-final and final of the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy.

Pakistan have also agreed to play a day-night Test match in December against Australia in Brisbane.

Earlier in the year, the PCB was poised to shift the tour of West Indies to Sri Lanka due to the financial considerations of hosting the contest in the UAE but decided against it because of the risk of playing in the monsoon season.

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