Pak vs WI: PCB plans to schedule ODIs in evening due to heat

PCB releases jam packed schedule of Pakistan Cricket teams

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is planning to start all three matches of the upcoming One Day International (ODI) series between Pakistan and West Indies around 5 in the evening, sources privy to the matter said.

The series is scheduled to start on June 8, 2022. The day and night matches usually start at 2pm in Pakistan, however, due to the extremely hot weather — which is expected to further intensify in June — PCB is considering starting matches in the evening.

According to weather forecasting services, the temperatures could rise above 40°C in Rawalpindi and Multan in the first week of June.

This is not the first time when the PCB planned to start the ODI matches in the evening. In 2012, Pakistan hosted Australia in UAE, where all three ODIs kicked off at 6pm (local time) and ended at 1:45am (local time).

PCB is also planning to take precautionary measures in order to save players from getting affected by the heatwave.—Agencies


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