New Zealand to play 10 white-ball games in Pakistan and more

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has confirmed that the New Zealand Cricket Team will voyage Pakistan twice in 2022-2023 to participate in two Tests and three ODIs in December 2022-January 2023 and will return to play 10 white-ball encounters in April 2023.

During April, the two sides will undergo a five-match ODI series and as many T20Is. The NZC announced the gesture to compensate the September 2021 abandoned tour citing security threats received from an unknown, inauthentic, and unreliable source. 

The PCB was delighted to announce the happy news for the lookouts. The arrangements were decided after the two chairmen, Mr. Ramiz Raja and Mr. Martin Sneddedn discussed the synopsis. 

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 decide and unveil the schedule for the two tours 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.”

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