New Zealand to Tour Pakistan in 20 22-23 Twice to Compensate Abandoned Series


The Blackcaps had abandoned the September 2021 series against Pakistanfollowing the security alert from the New Zealand government.

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Pakistan’s Babar Azam and New Zealand’s Kane Williamson

New Zealand Cricket (NZC) has announced that it will visit Pakistan for two Tests and Three ODIs in December-January 2022-2023. Apart from this, the Kiwis will return to Pakistan in April for another ten white-ball matches to compensate the September 2021 abandoned tour.

The Pakistan Cricket Board said that these matches were finalized after several meetings and discussions with the PCB and NZC chairpersons Ramiz Raja and Martin Snedden, respectively.

The two tests will be part of the ICC World Test Championship and the three ODIs pertains to ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League.

Second visit in April comprises two additional ODIs making total five ODIs and five T20s.

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“I am pleased with the outcomes of our discussions and negotiations, and thank Martin Snedden (NZC chairman) and his board for their understanding and support. This reflects the strong, cordial and historic relations the two boards have and reconfirms Pakistan’s status as an important member of the cricket fraternity”, PCB chairman Ramiz Raja said in a statement.

NZC Chief Executive David White said, “Our respective chairmen, Ramiz Raja and Martin Snedden, had very fruitful and constructive discussions while in Dubai, further strengthening the bond between the two organisations.”

Pakistan will now host eight Tests, 11 ODIs and 13 T20Is against England, Australia and New Zealand from March 2022 to April 2023.

The Blackcaps had abandoned the September 2021 series following the security alert from the New Zealand government.

Currently, Pakistan are hosting West Indies for three T20s and three ODIs in Karachi. However, the remaining three ODIs have been postpones to June 2022 due to Covid 19 concern.

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