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West Indies cricket board has agreed to play a day and night test in UAE in September-October. Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Shahryar Khan informed media on Saturday. Though he has not seen the official letter sent by WICB. If it happens then this would be the first day and night Test for Pakistan and West Indies.

“I haven’t seen their letter as yet but yes apparently they have said yes to playing one day and night test with the pink ball in the UAE,” Shahryar Khan said.

The PCB proposed that one of two Tests to be played as a day-night affair. Besides the Tests, the West Indies are set to play five One-Day Internationals and two Twenty20s against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates in October.

The day and night Test would allow Pakistan important match practice with the pink ball as they gear up for their ‘pink-ball’ Test against Australia in Brisbane in December.

PCB also said that there are hurdles in the way of tainted cricketers, Salman Butt, Muhammad Aamir and Muhammad Asif getting visas to tour England with the Pakistan team this summer.

Shaharyar Khan told the media in Lahore that they had got indications that while the UK authorities might adopt a soft stance on giving Aamir a visa to visit England he could not say the same about Butt and Asif.

“But let us wait and see. First, let the national team be selected for England and see if they are selected. Only then can we cross the bridge,” he said.

The three players all served five-year bans from the ICC for spot-fixing which expired last September.

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