Pakistan, Australia negotiate to hold first-ever day-night Test series

The Men in Green are due to face Kangaroos in two-match series later this year

Pakistan, Australia negotiate to hold first-ever day-night Test series PHOTO: AFP

Pakistan and Australia are on the verge of creating history as the two cricket boards are in negotiations for first-ever day-night Test series later this year.

Pakistan are scheduled to tour Australia for two Tests in November and December this year and both authorities — the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and Cricket Australia (CA) — are under consideration to play their two matches in Brisbane and Adelaide.

The Gabba is set to host Sri Lanka under lights this week, coming at a time when the venue is under increasing pressure to deliver on Cricket Australia's expectations.

Recently, India had refused to play under lights in Adelaide when they toured Australia for four Tests, but CA chief executive Kevin Roberts has made it clear he believes that venue should always host a day-night Test, adding to the festive feel.

Similarly, the Men in Green stepped back from playing under flood lights in Dubai during Australia’s tour of United Arab Emirates (UAE).

It was reported that the decision was made because spinner would be in disadvantage due to dewy ball.

However, under the International Cricket Council's (ICC) new Future Tours Program beginning later this year, the visiting team will no longer be able to dictate conditions to the host board.