The PCB plans to take precautionary measures to protect players from heatwave during matches.
According to sources, the PCB plans to start the one-day match between Pakistan and West Indies at 5 pm.
Temperatures in Rawalpindi and Multan are expected to rise above 40 degrees Celsius in the first week of June.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) plans to start all three matches of the upcoming ODI series between Pakistan and the West Indies at around 5 pm, sources close to the matter said.
The series is set to begin on June 8, 2022.
Day and night matches usually start at 2 pm in Pakistan. Still, due to the scorching weather – which is expected to intensify in June – the PCB is considering starting matches in the evening.
According to weather forecasting services, temperatures in Rawalpindi and Multan could rise above 40 degrees Celsius in the first week of June.
This is not the first time the PCB has planned to start an ODI match in the evening. In 2012, Pakistan hosted Australia in the United Arab Emirates, where all three ODIs began at 6 pm (local time) and ended at 1:45 pm (local time).
The PCB is also planning to take precautionary measures to protect players from exposure to a heatwave. According to International Cricket Council (ICC) rules, two drinks per session are allowed, but umpires can also enable extra drinks due to severe weather conditions.
The three-match ODI series between Pakistan and West Indies are scheduled to be played in Rawalpindi on June 8, 10, and 12. Can Long March in late May.