Cricket Australia likely to offer million-dollar deal to PCB

Pakistan cricket board is reluctant to play the day-night test in Adelaide

Cricket Australia likely to offer million-dollar deal to PCB PHOTO COURTESY: PCB

According to a media report in Australia, Pakistan players can be offered a million-dollar package by Cricket Australia (CA) to play day-night Test match in Adelaide this year.

Cricket Australia (CA) is adamant to host day-night Test match in Adelaide, however, the touring side is reluctant to play the home side under lights.

Last year, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) also rejected Cricket Australia proposal to play the Test match with pink ball under lights in Australia.

After BCCI’s rejection, CA was hoping to convince Pakistan to play the day-night Test this year.

According to a report in Australia media, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had initially agreed to play the day-night Test during their tour down under later this year.

However, PCB changed their stance after CA refused to tour Pakistan for the recently concluded Pakistan and Australia five-match One-day International (ODI) series. CA rejected PCB proposal to play two ODI’s in Pakistan without any review of the security arrangements.

In the past, Cricket Australia had offered a million-package to the touring side players in order to host the first-ever Test match under lights. Hence, the chances are high that CA can again offer a similar deal to Pakistan players, in an effort to convince them.

On the other hand, Australia has already convinced their other guest for the summer, New Zealand to play a day-night Test match in Perth.