DUBAI: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced that ten day-night matches will be played in the Quaid-e-Azam (QEA) Trophy starting from September as part of the preparations for Pakistan’s first ever day-night Test against Australia set to take place in Brisbane this year in December, a cricket website reported on Wednesday.

According to a report in ESPN Cricinfo, the suggestion put forward by the domestic cricket committee was accepted by the governing board of the PCB who clarified that the two semi-finals and the final itself will be among the ten matches so as to ensure that the nation’s top players are well acquainted in time for the Brisbane Test.

The QEA trophy, considered Pakistan’s premier domestic competition will feature 16 teams in total – eight regional and eight departmental teams. Six teams from each section will gain automatic selection for the main tournament based on their performances in the previous season while the remaining four teams will be selected on the basis of a qualifying round which will feature 14 teams.

The PCB will certainly be hoping that the latest experiments set to be carried out in the new domestic season will help the players get more acquainted with an experiment which is here to stay.