Pakistan to Use Pink Ball in First-Class Tournament Final

Updated: 02 January 2016 17:32 IST

Pakistan Cricket Board will use pink balls in the Quaid-e-Azam trophy final between Pakistan Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq-led Sui Northern Gas Pipelines and Younis Khan-skippered United Bank

Pakistan to Use Pink Ball in First-Class Tournament Final
The Adelaide Test between Australia and New Zealand was the first occasion where the pink ball was being used in international cricket. © AP

Karachi:

Pakistan will experiment with the pink ball in the final of its premier first-class cricket tournament in preparation for a possible day-night Test against Australia later this year, a cricket official said Saturday. (Pakistan Cricket Board Receives Cricket Australia's Proposal For Day-Night Tests)

"We had experimented with the orange ball in the final of the trophy in 2011 and then with a pink ball in 2012 so the latest final will help us further assess the pink ball as Australia have offered us to play a day-night Test later this year," Pakistan Cricket Board's committee head Shakil Sheikh told AFP. (Steve Smith, Brendon McCullum Say Pink Ball Tests Have Rosy Future)

Pakistan has already imported pink balls from Australia for the final. (Pink Ball Manufacturer Waves Off Criticism, Says It Has Gone Through Intense Testing)

The Quaid-e-Azam trophy final between Pakistan Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq-led Sui Northern Gas Pipelines and Younis Khan-skippered United Bank will be played at the National stadium from Sunday. (Pink Ball Can Revive Test Cricket, Says Steve Waugh)

Topics : Pakistan Cricket
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