Bangladesh to not play Day - Night Test in New Zealand

Bangladesh to play three Tests and three ODIs against NZ next year in February.

Bangladesh will tour New Zealand next year. (Getty)

The Bangladesh Cricket Board has denied playing Day - Night Test match in New Zealand when they tour the country next year to play three Tests and three ODIs.

Earlier, New Zealand Cricket announced that Bangladesh won't play a D/N Test during the forthcoming tour. Incidentally, two years ago, NZC had made a similar offer over playing a D/N Test, but Bangladesh refused to play.

Nizamuddin Chowdhury, the chief of BCB, told Cricbuzz that they said no to the offer because of their failure to introduce D/N games at the domestic level. ''We have been looking at it positively, but since our players don't have an opportunity to play D/N matches in domestic longer version tournaments, we felt that it wouldn't be right to play a D/N Test,'' he said.

According to Nizamuddin, they are set to host D/N first-class matches on a regular basis in the near future. "We need to give our players time to adapt to it," he noted. "We are looking at trying pink ball (matches) at the domestic level first, and then play a D/N Test at home. After that, we want to play D/N away Tests,'' he added.

The BCB Chief further said that they will decide on the matter with the board officials and the players after the conclusion of the series against the Windies.

In the ongoing tour, Bangladesh came back well to win the ODI series after being whitewashed in the Test series. They now trail the 3 match T20I series after losing the first game in St Kitts. 

(Inputs from Cricbuzz)


By Anshuman Roy - 01 Aug, 2018

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