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QeA Trophy matches expected to be played under artificial lights

PCB is hopeful that the day-night matches played under artificial lights will attract a large number of fans

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The new domestic season of cricket in Pakistan is likely to consist of some day-night matches.

The first-round matches of the Quaid-e-Azam (QeA) Trophy will be played with a red ball during daytime, which will help players in the Test series against Sri Lanka later this year. In order to get a bit of experience with the pink ball for the series against Australia, some matches are expected to be played under floodlights.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is hopeful that the day-night Test matches played under artificial lights will also attract a large number of fans.

After the new structure is introduced, it is expected that first-class cricket will consist of six provincial teams.

It should be noted that the QeA trophy starts in September this year. The first round is likely to be followed by the national T20 tournament, after which the second round will be played.

 The reason for splitting the first-class tournament into two parts is so that the players who will be part of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) draft can be tested in a national T20 tournament beforehand.