Bazid Khan advises PCB to host future Test matches in smaller venues.


KARACHI -- Former Test cricketer and renowned commentator Bazid Khan on Friday suggested the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to host future Test matches in smaller centres to attract a larger audience. In a conversation with, Bazid said that he believes Test cricket should also be marketed the way white-ball cricket is done. 'It is important to publicise and market Test cricket the way it is done for ODIs or T20Is,' Bazid said.

'Along with that, when cricket has returned completely to Pakistan, the PCB should opt for hosting Test matches at comparatively smaller venues where you can attract crowd to stadium in a bigger number - this happens in most of the countries,' he added. Bazid, however, added that the crowd at Rawalpindi was tremendous and as a cricket commentator, he hasn't witnessed such a crowd in Pakistan's home Test series before in his career. The 38-year-old played five ODIs for Pakistan between 2004 and 2008, and played his only Test against West Indies in 2005.

He is now considered one of the most respected cricket commentators in the circuit. The former cricketer highlighted that the return of Test cricket to the country is a historic...

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