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New Zealand to compensate abandoned Pakistan tour

New Zealand to compensate abandoned Pakistan tour

New Zealand Cricket (NZC) has confirmed that it will tour Pakistan to play a two-match red-ball series and a three-match ODI series during December 2022-January 2023 and will return in April 2023 to play five-match ODI series and as many T20Is.

The NZC has decided to play 10 white-ball to compensate for the September 2021 abandoned tour. The series was finalized after chairmen of the two boards, NZC and PCB, Martin Snedden and Ramiz Raja discussed the arrangements.

The two Tests and three ODIs will be part of the ICC World Test Championship and ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League, respectively, while the second visit will include two additional ODIs and will now comprise five ODIs and five T20Is that will count towards the ICC Rankings.

The two boards will now work to decide the schedule of the two series and the details will be shared in a short course.

PCB Chairman Ramiz Raja: “I am pleased with the outcomes of our discussions and negotiations, and thank Martin Snedden 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.”

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

“It’s good to be going back.”

In the latest developments, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) also announced playing two additional T20Is on their tour to the country in 2022. They were earlier scheduled to play five T20Is but the two more were added as a result of the September-October 2021 tour they cut off.

The men’s side will then return to Pakistan in November/December at the back of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Australia 2022 to play three Tests, which will form part of the ICC World Test Championship.

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