While Pakistan was ready and anxious to give a grand reception to Test cricket, rain played the role of a wet blanket. The light became an issue on the opening day of the two-game Test series against Sri Lanka, while the rain made its presence felt in the next two days as the match is quickly moving towards a draw.
All this ended up frustrating the former Pakistan cricketer Ramiz Raja who believes that Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) could have played a better role in scheduling the red-ball cricketing action.
The 57-year old highlighted that places like Rawalpindi and Islamabad offer rain and bad light in December, so Karachi should have played as a host to the first Test.
Seeing the fun getting spoiled, the cricketer turned commentator further added that there was a lot of frustration in fans both at the stadium and back at home as it killed the charm of the fact that the Test cricket returned to Pakistan after a decade. Therefore, Ramiz wanted this game at a venue where all five days could have been completed without any intervention.