According to sources familiar with the situation, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) wants all three upcoming One Day International (ODI) matches of PAK vs WI to begin around 5 p.m. Read out the complete details about Pak vs WI down below with us!
Pak vs WI | Due to the heat, PCB intends to play ODIs at night
The first match will be broadcast on June 8, 2022. Day and night matches in Pakistan usually begin at 2 p.m. Still, because the weather is so hot and expected to get even hotter in June, the PCB considers starting matches in the evening. According to weather forecasting services, temperatures in Rawalpindi and Multan could reach 40°C in the first week of June.
This is not the first time the PCB has planned to begin ODI matches in the evening.
Pakistan hosted Australia in the United Arab Emirates in 2012. All three One-Day Internationals began at 6 p.m. local time and ended at 1:45 a.m. (local time). PCB also intends to take precautionary measures to protect players from the effects of the heatwave. The International Cricket Council (ICC) allows two drink breaks per session. But umpires may allow additional breaks due to extreme weather conditions. Pakistan and the West Indies will play three one-day internationals (ODIs) in Rawalpindi on June 8, 10, and 12. However, suppose the political situation in the federal capital worsens due to the PTI’s call for a long march at the end of May. In that case, the series may be played at Multan Cricket Stadium.